New figures have cast further doubt on the government’s assertion that becoming an academy improves schools – revealing inadequate schools have more chance of improving by staying under local authority control.

Internal government figures, released after a freedom of information request, show more than one in four inadequate secondary schools that became sponsored academies were rated inadequate again.

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