The Education Secretary Michael Gove spoke exclusively to our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford about academies. The Government's academy programme initially targeted successful schools - but now those failing to meet government targets are often becoming academies too.
In some counties, the percentage of academies is more than 50 per cent. How does this affect schools still run by local authorities?
Our education correspondent Christine Alsford looks at the details behind the rise in the number of academies.
Across the country, more than 200 struggling schools are becoming academies. But are there any new academies coming to your area?