Data: BBC reveals locations of proposed new primary school academies

BBC Radio 4’s The Report has done a nice bit of investigative journalism and revealed “the locations of 173 English primary schools the government wants to convert into academies.”

Here’s the data The Report collected. The full report will air tonight, 16 February, at 8 p.m.

This is also a great lesson on how to go around a road block and still get the information you want. The government refused to tell the BBC where the schools might be. So the BBC went directly to the local authorities in England and simply asked them how many schools in their area the Department of Education had approached.

The BBC report mainly focuses on where the most primary school academies would be and controversy surrounding the academies. But are there other stories lurking in the data? Can you find anything else worth following up on?

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