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Topic: academies

Catholics had a true friend in Michael Gove

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Bishops urge Gove to drop admissions cap for new academies

English and Welsh bishops agree to ‘resist any pressure’ to establish such schools

Four Catholic schools become academies

Diocese of Westminster announces formation of academy trusts and says primary schools are to convert status too

Gove: Catholic schools can escape ‘meddling’ by becoming academies

Education Secretary says academy status offers Catholic schools the chance to ‘extend hard-won freedoms’

Jubilation at new academy

St Joseph’s College in Trent Vale, Staffordshire, celebrates becoming an academy

CES gives cautious support to academy reform

The Catholic Education Service says it will make sure Catholic schools can become academies if they and their bishops want to

Gove asked to consider new model of Catholic academy

Catholic Education Service urges Government to consider voluntary-aided academies part-funded by Catholics

Bishops ‘to discuss academies and free schools’ at plenary meeting

But head of CES warns that free schools and new academy schools will only be able to select half of their pupils on the basis of faith

Dozens of Catholic schools consider academy status

Eighty-four Catholic schools have expressed an interest in becoming academies this September