Wouldn't the legal framework have to change in some way to ensure that "in-year" admissions could be forced upon academies if necessary? And how would population increases be dealt with?
As an aside, at the current time a local authority cannot build and run a new school if the demographics necessitate one? It has to be an academy or free school (which is an academy) per the Education Act 2011?http://www.parliament.uk/business/publi ... ol-places/
But is the local authority allowed to pay an academy chain to build a new school or to expand e.g. I think the Sevenoaks Grammar Annex which will hold 6 forms in each year group is to have the capital funding provided by Kent County Council to Weald of Kent academy, currently based 10 miles away in Tonbridge.