David Cameron will announce plans to improve the UK's 400 weakest primary schools by turning them into academies.
Mr Cameron said that by the end of next year he wants them to be paired up with sponsors to turn them into academies as part of his Government's efforts to improve education in the poorest performing schools.
The announcement comes as the Cabinet prepares to meet today at an academy for a special meeting.
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