- Recent figures show that more than half of England's secondary schools have now converted to academy status, and around 50 free school are due to open from this September.
- Twenty-four free schools opened in 2011.
- Free schools are new schools set up by groups such as parents, teachers and charities.
- The LGA said that schools which decide to alter their uniform - for example a newly converted academy that decides to change its emblem - should restrict changes to one or two items or to sew-on logos.
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Sir Vince Cable, Caroline Lucas, Tony Robinson and Gina Miller led a demonstration on the second anniversary of the EU referendum.
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The march took place on the second anniversary of the EU referendum.