We're in the middle of a dramatic transformation in the way Britain's schools are run. The Coalition Government believes that as many as possible should become academies, in other words opting out of the direct control of local councils, and running their own budgets.
Today, new figures suggest forty six percent of Midlands Secondary Schools have already made the switch. But one city is bucking the trend. In Leicester only one of the city's eighteen secondary schools is an academy.
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Early frost and fog should soon clear, leading to cloud and rain spreading from the northwest.