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MPs to recommend Councils to sponsor Academies.

MPs to recommend Councils to sponsor Academies.

Local authorities in England should be able to form their own academy chains, MPs have said.

The Commons Education Committee report echoes councils' calls to be allowed to use their expertise to help boost performance in failing academies.

The government wants all English schools to become academies, independent of local councils and funded direct by Whitehall.

Ministers say there is no legal basis for councils to sponsor academies.

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