Bristol's failing schools have been warned to improve or face direct Government intervention. Education Secretary Michael Gove has told ITV West he'll force the poorest performers to convert to academies.
There are now more academy secondary schools in the city than conventional comprehensives, a move Mr Gove believes will drive up standards. But unions warn it's gambling with children's futures.
Under local authority control Bank Leaze school in Lawrence Weston in Bristol closed last summer - only to open two months later as an academy.
The same buildings, same teachers, same pupils but, crucially, insists the principal, with new aspirations.
Peter Knight adds: "We have a vision here - there is no reason why anyone should fail. As a local authority there are certain, understandable constraints, but for me I'm able to bring it right back to that student I have in front of me."
Almost half the 189 pupils at Bank Leaze Academy are entitled to free school meals. After school clubs and trips are paid for by the school, not parents. The Oasis group which runs it, along with two other primaries and two secondary schools in Bristol, receives the same amount of funding direct form the Government as a council-run school.
It was one of seven primary schools in Bristol and 19 across the South West which was forced to become an academy last year after what the Government saw as failing standards under the previous local authority control.
Michael Gove says he will turn more into academies this year.
More than a quarter of primary schools in Bristol (27%) are now academies, still small compared to the 67% of secondaries.
In the South West, 60% of secondaries are academies, way above the 48% national average.
But opposition to Michael Gove's masterplan is strong amongst some teaching unions. The largest says academies will create a selective system offering inconsistent learning.
But new Government figures show the South West now has 388 academies and with more coming this year, the education revolution shows no sign of stopping.