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Picture: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Government is set to announce legislation to turn every school in England into an Academy by 2020, it has been reported.

In Wednesday's Budget, George Osborne will unveil the plan, according to the Guardian, as described in the Conservatives' election manifesto in 2015.

The academy programme began under New Labour, but it was legislation passed under the Coalition government, when Michael Gove was education secretary, that enabled all schools to convert to an academy.

The newest legislation will mean all schools will be forced to become academies, given jurisdiction over their own budgets, curriculum, staff, term times and timetables, whether they want this autonomy or not.

Here are some of the hurdles faced:

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