Academies: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, will Academy conversions be suspended during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department is focused on the welfare of pupils and all those who work in the education system at this time. Ofsted has currently suspended routine inspections so the Department will not be issuing new academy orders to schools judged inadequate.

For schools which were due to convert on 1 April 2020, where possible these conversions will still proceed to reduce uncertainty over the status of these schools.

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