A year ago Heyworth Primary School in Hayward's Heath in West Sussex was ordered to become an academy. A local secondary school was brought in to help as a sponsor. A year on - exam results are up and applications for the school have increased by more than 30 per cent.
Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford went to visit. She spoke to Steve Davis, the headteacher of the newly named Warden Park Primary Academy, the chief executive of the sponsoring Warden Park Academy Trust, Steve Johnson - and the proud pupils.
The Education Secretary defends his plans for more academies as he visits Bexhill High in Sussex. Tom Savvides talks to Michael Gove MP, Principal Mike Conn, Philipa Coughlan from Unite and Cllr Rosalyn St Pierre.
Education Secretary Michael Gove today opened the latest school in the South East to become an academy. But there are allegations that he's 'bullying' other schools to follow suit. Mr Gove opened the £38m conversion of Bexhill High. More later.
VIDEO: The Education Secretary Michael Gove has taken the highly unusual step of writing to local MPs, asking for their help to bring pressure to bear to turn several schools in East Sussex into academies. Fred links to Christine Alsford in the newsroom.