Darlington has the highest proportion of schools becoming academies in England - meaning that instead of being controlled by the council, they look after their own budgets and have more freedom. So how well are they doing?
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A mostly cloudy start to Sunday thanks to the position of a cold front which is pushing westwards. Good sunny spells further north though
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Some good spells of sunshine developing at the coast throughout the remainder of Saturday afternoon. Fresh winds at the coast also