Are Academies the way forward to educate our children or do they create a recipe for anarchy as the local authorities have no control over their ability to meet their legal obligations to  provide school places? If it is the right way forward should it be imposed by stealth or should their be transparency?

The Free School movement is a great opportunity to bring back to life redundant buildings. It is a shame that Hackney's former police station was not successful in meeting this dream. At Pick Everard, a Grade II Listed former fire station in Norwich was successfully converted into a Sixth Form Free School in less than a year - Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form for the Inspirational Trust.

What is the future for our Schools?