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Budget sets out academies plan and longer school day | BBC News

Chancellor George Osborne has used his Budget speech to say all schools in England will become academies and extend the school day.

Schools must become academies by 2020 or have official plans to do so by 2022, he told MPs.

The proceeds of a sugar tax on fizzy drinks will boost sport in primary schools, while secondaries will get funds for after-school activities.

There will also be a new focus on school performance in northern England.

Read more about this breaking news story on the BBC website: Budget sets out academies plan and longer school day | BBC News

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