What warnings about academy conversion were given in the Sutton Trust Report 2007?

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The Sutton Trust found that most of the research into academies published up to 2007 was “broadly positive” about the academies programme. However, it did not fully endorse the policy and warned that “Academies are in danger of being regarded by politicians as a panacea for a broad range of educational problems… conversion to an academy may not always be the best route to improvement.”

The Sutton Trust’s findings are listed in more detail here.