Tom Symonds with David Hampson, chief executive of Tollbar Academy
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New-style academies open doors across England

The first of 32 academies in England established under new legislation from the coalition government opened on Wednesday.

Every outstanding primary and secondary school in England had been invited to apply - enabling them to opt out of local authority control.

Chief Executive of Grimsby's Tollbar Academy David Hampson gave BBC Education Correspondent Tom Symonds a tour of the revised facility.

  • 01 Sep 2010