North West has fewest academies in England

Education secretary Michael Gove said the region is "blinkered" in its views of academies.
Education secretary Michael Gove said the region is "blinkered" in its views of academies. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

New figures show the North West has the lowest number of academies in England.

Education secretary Michael Gove says some authorities are "blinkered" in their attitude to the schools.

He said pupils are suffering as a result.

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New academy figures

New figures show the North West has the lowest number of academies in England. Education secretary Michael Gove says some authorities are "blinkered" in their attitude to the schools. He said pupils are suffering as a result.