Are these the 200 primary schools destined to become academies?

Michael Gove promises to turn worst-performing primary schools into academies.

The government announced today that it will be conducting an overhaul of the nation's primary schools by transforming the 200 worst performing institutions into academies. Although the Department for Education has not yet released a list of affected schools, parents will no doubt be wondering whether their own children's education will be affected by changes.

The New Statesman can confirm that the criteria for assessing the "worst" schools are as follows:

1. Schools that have fewer than 60 per cent of pupils attaining level 4 or above in English and Maths at Key Stage 2 (SATs exams)

2. Schools that have a lower than average progression level for pupipils between Key Stages 1 and 2

Primary schools that have consistently fallen below average on both of these criteria for the past five years are thus likely to be affected by the new changes. The final figure may not be exactly 200 schools, the DfE have said, but the number is likely to be within that region.

Using data collated by the BBC for the academic year 2009-2010, here are 197 that would be categorised as "worst" by these criteria. Of course, things could change between now and the decision being taken. The list is by local authority:

The list is as follows:

Local Authority Name of School
Barnsley
Bedford
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Blackpool
Bolton
Bradford
Bristol, City of
Bristol, City of
Bristol, City of
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
Bury
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire East
Cheshire West
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Croydon
Cumbria
Cumbria
Derby
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Devon
Devon
Doncaster
Dudley
Durham
Ealing
East Riding
Enfield
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Gateshead
Gateshead
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
Halton
Halton
Hampshire
Hampshire
Hampshire
Hampshire
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kent
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull
Kirklees
Knowsley
Lancashire
Lancashire
Leeds
Leeds
Leicester
Leicester
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
Liverpool
Liverpool
Luton
Manchester
Medway
Medway
Newcastle Tyne
Newcastle Tyne
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
North Lincolnshire
North Somerset
North Somerset
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
Oldham
Oxfordshire
Peterborough
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Rochdale
Rotherham
Rotherham
Rotherham
Sandwell
Sandwell
Sheffield
Shropshire
Somerset
Southampton
Southwark
Southwark
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Suffolk
Suffolk
Suffolk
Sunderland
Surrey
Surrey
Swindon
Tameside
Telford and Wrekin
Thurrock
Wakefield
Walsall
Walsall
Wandsworth
Warwickshire
Warwickshire
Warwickshire
West Berkshire
West Sussex
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Wirral
Wirral
Wolverhampton
Worcestershire
Worcestershire
Worcestershire
Worcestershire
Darfield, All Saints, CofE Primary School
Abbey Middle School
St Clement's CofE Primary School
Brookfields Primary School
Primrose Hill Community School
Hawkesley CofE/Methodist Primary School
Bordesley Village Primary School
St George's CofE Junior and Infant School
Erdington Hall Primary School
Foundry Primary School
Christ The King Catholic Primary School
Queensbridge Primary School
St Oswald's CofE Primary School
Glenfrome Primary School
Oldbury Court Primary School
Ilminster Avenue Primary School
The Meadows School
Oak Green School
Bell Lane Combined School
St John's CofE Primary School, Radcliffe
The Round House Primary School
Guyhirn CofE VC Primary School
Orchards CofE Primary School
Underwood West Primary School
The Acorns Primary & Nursery School
Tregolls School
St Tudy CofE VA Primary School
Mevagissey Community Primary School
Ladock CofE School
Ecclesbourne Primary School
Petteril Bank School
St Cuthbert's Catholic School and Nursery
Boulton Primary School
Gamesley Community Primary School
Anthony Bek Community Primary School
Palterton Primary School
Bearnes Voluntary Primary School
Ashleigh CofE (VC) Primary School
Marshland Primary School
Thorns Primary School
Woodhouse Community Primary School
Petts Hill Primary School
Hornsea Burton Primary School
Starks Field Primary School
Ravenscroft Primary School
Alton Park Junior School
Harlowbury Primary School
John Bunyan Junior School
Melbourne Park Primary & Nursery
Milwards Primary School & Nursery
Wix and Wrabness Primary School
Little Parndon Primary School
Potter Street Primary School
Marley Hill Community Primary School
Blaydon West Primary School
Whitminster Endowed CofE School
Offa's Mead Primary School
Watermoor CofE Primary School
Parliament Primary School
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School
The Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School
Woodcroft Primary
Beaumont Junior School
Siskin Junior School
Romsey Primary School
Trosnant Junior School and BESD
Burley Gate CofE Primary School
Yewtree Primary School
Brockswood Primary School
Downside Middle School
Northdown Primary School
Rosherville CofE Primary School
Horizon Primary School
Greenfields Community Primary School
West Malling CofE VC Primary School
Linden Grove Primary School
Fordcombe CofE Primary School
Pilgrims' Way Primary School & Nursery
Castle Hill Community Primary School
Kingswood Primary School
Chantry Primary School
Molehill Copse Primary School
Hersden Community Primary School
Milton Court Primary School
Salmestone Primary School
Sherwood Park Primary School
Kingsmead Primary School
St James the Great Primary & Nursery
Bell Wood Community Primary School
Diocesan & Payne Smith CofE School
Hall Road Primary School
Newington Primary School
Foredyke Primary School
Griffin Primary School
Mount Pleasant Junior School
Greengates Community Primary
Weeton Primary School
Cherry Fold Community Primary
Grimes Dyke Primary School
Parklands Primary School
The Samworth Enterprise Academy
Mowmacre Hill Primary School
Thorpe Acre Junior School
The North Cotes CofE Primary School
The Mareham-le-Fen CofE School
Theddlethorpe Primary School
Phoenix Primary School
All Saints' Catholic Primary School
St Matthew's Primary School
Victoria Avenue Community Primary School
Luton Junior School
Stoke Community School
Walbottle Village Primary School
St George's RC Primary School
Hockwold Primary School
Cawston VC Primary School
The Bishops CofE Primary School
Peterhouse Primary School
Greenacre Primary & Nursery School
Upwell Community Primary School
Southery Primary School
Larkman Primary School
Thetford Queensway Community School
Parkwood Primary School
Court-de-Wyck Primary School
Oldmixon Primary School
Lumbertubs Primary School
Hazel Leys Nursery & Primary School
Southbrook Junior School
Lings Primary School
Earl Spencer Primary School
Grange Community School
Bedlingtonshire Junior High School
Rosslyn Park Primary & Nursery School
Westglade Primary School
Bulwell St Mary's Primary School
Brinsley Primary and Nursery School
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
Church Vale Primary School
St Swithun's CofE Primary School
Stoneleigh Primary School
Tower Hill Community Primary School
Woodston Primary School
Mayflower Community School
Paulsgrove Primary School
St Margaret's CofE Primary School
Dinnington Community Primary School
Dalton Foljambe Primary School
West Melton Junior and Infant School
Hateley Heath Primary School
Cape Primary School
Prince Edward Primary School
The Martin Wilson School
Cossington Primary School
Heathfield Junior School
Gloucester School
Crawford Primary School
Churchfield CofE Primary School
Chesterton Primary School
Amington Heath Community School
Dove Bank Primary School
Longwood Primary School
Western Springs Primary School
Kingsfleet Primary School
Sandlings Primary School
Whitton Community Primary School
Langer Primary School
Academy 360
Leatherhead Trinity School
Stepgates Community School
Mountford Manor Primary School
Wild Bank Community School
Millbrook Primary School
Lansdowne Primary School
Newlands Primary School
County Bridge Primary School
Harden Primary School
Southmead Primary School
Wood End Primary School
Oakfield Primary School
All Saints CofE Primary School
The Willows Primary School
Seal Primary School, Selsey
Princecroft Primary School
Kings Park Primary School
Studley Green Primary School
The Manor CofE VC Primary School
St John's CofE School
Wilton and Barford CofE Primary
Salisbury, Manor Fields Primary
Fender Primary School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Graiseley Primary School
Perry Wood Primary and Nursery
Sutton Park Community Primary
Gorse Hill Community Primary
Dines Green Primary School

Emanuelle Degli Esposti is the editor and founder of The Arab Review, an online journal covering arts and culture in the Arab world. She also works as a freelance journalist specialising in the politics of the Middle East.

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PMQs review: Jeremy Corbyn prompts Tory outrage as he blames Grenfell Tower fire on austerity

To Conservative cries of "shame on you!", the Labour leader warned that "we all pay a price in public safety" for spending cuts.

A fortnight after the Grenfell Tower fire erupted, the tragedy continues to cast a shadow over British politics. Rather than probing Theresa May on the DUP deal, Jeremy Corbyn asked a series of forensic questions on the incident, in which at least 79 people are confirmed to have died.

In the first PMQs of the new parliament, May revealed that the number of buildings that had failed fire safety tests had risen to 120 (a 100 per cent failure rate) and that the cladding used on Grenfell Tower was "non-compliant" with building regulations (Corbyn had asked whether it was "legal").

After several factual questions, the Labour leader rose to his political argument. To cries of "shame on you!" from Tory MPs, he warned that local authority cuts of 40 per cent meant "we all pay a price in public safety". Corbyn added: “What the tragedy of Grenfell Tower has exposed is the disastrous effects of austerity. The disregard for working-class communities, the terrible consequences of deregulation and cutting corners." Corbyn noted that 11,000 firefighters had been cut and that the public sector pay cap (which Labour has tabled a Queen's Speech amendment against) was hindering recruitment. "This disaster must be a wake-up call," he concluded.

But May, who fared better than many expected, had a ready retort. "The cladding of tower blocks did not start under this government, it did not start under the previous coalition governments, the cladding of tower blocks began under the Blair government," she said. “In 2005 it was a Labour government that introduced the regulatory reform fire safety order which changed the requirements to inspect a building on fire safety from the local fire authority to a 'responsible person'." In this regard, however, Corbyn's lack of frontbench experience is a virtue – no action by the last Labour government can be pinned on him. 

Whether or not the Conservatives accept the link between Grenfell and austerity, their reluctance to defend continued cuts shows an awareness of how politically vulnerable they have become (No10 has announced that the public sector pay cap is under review).

Though Tory MP Philip Davies accused May of having an "aversion" to policies "that might be popular with the public" (he demanded the abolition of the 0.7 per cent foreign aid target), there was little dissent from the backbenches – reflecting the new consensus that the Prime Minister is safe (in the absence of an attractive alternative).

And May, whose jokes sometimes fall painfully flat, was able to accuse Corbyn of saying "one thing to the many and another thing to the few" in reference to his alleged Trident comments to Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis. But the Labour leader, no longer looking fearfully over his shoulder, displayed his increased authority today. Though the Conservatives may jeer him, the lingering fear in Tory minds is that they and the country are on divergent paths. 

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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