Background Information on Academies
Academy Status - Granted from the 1st June 2011
Carshalton High School for Girls became an academy on 1st June 2011. Details below are provided to give background information with regard to academy status generally. A clearer outline of what being an academy means to the school can be found in the document "What Academy Status means for Carshalton High School for Girls‟. It is placed on the website as information for any interested party.
The general details with regard to being an academy are summarised in the three sections below:
Part 1: What is an academy? Why consider becoming one?
Part 2: What academies can and can‟t do with regard to admissions, curriculum, pay, term dates….
Part 3: Who runs an academy? How does a school become an academy? What happens to schools that choose not to become an academy?
You may also find the following pages on the DfE website of use to you: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/typesofschools/academies.