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CHURCH MAY TAKE OVER FAILING LEA-RUN SCHOOLS

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The academic success of church-run schools has made them extremely popular and they may even begin taking over fail...
The academic success of church-run schools has made them extremely popular and they may even begin taking over failing local authority schools, according to The Guardian (p15).

The Church of England is currently at work on a long-term review of its role in education, examining the achievements of the church's schools and assessing how it should provide in the future.

Set up by the archbishops' council and chaired by Lord (Sir Ron) Dearing, the review is to take a long-term view of future needs. It hopes to redress the balance between provision in the primary and secondary sectors, possibly doubling the number of secondary schools over a 10-year period.

As an alternative to the expensive option of setting up schools from scratch, the Anglicans may consider taking over failing local authority-run schools, which would otherwise have to close.
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