400 more primary academies

The Government will improve the UK's 400 weakest primary schools by turning them into academies, Prime Minister David Cameron said today.

View all 7 updates ›

£10 million to develop new sponsor links with primary academy schools

The announcement comes as the Cabinet prepares to meet at an academy for a special meeting.

At the time of the last general election, there were 203 academies but they were all secondary schools.

£10 million to develop new sponsor links with primary academy schools

There are now 2,456 academies, and further 823 in the pipeline. Of the new academies, 333 were formerly failing primary or secondary schools.

Ministers want to spend up to £10 million to develop new sponsor links.

More top news