Four academies opening every school day
801 academies now open – more than a fifth of all secondary schools
In the last month, 97 schools became academies – the equivalent of more than four opening every school day.
This takes the total number of open academies to 801, meaning that academies now account for more than 20 per cent of all secondary schools in England.
As of today:
- 1353 schools have applied to be an academy since June 2010 – an increase of 110 in the last month.
- 527 have already converted and are open – an increase of 97 in the last month.
- The total number of open academies now stands at 801, including academies that opened under the previous Government.
- More than a third of all secondary schools are academies or are in the process of converting.
A growing number of less high achieving schools are also coming forward to become academies by joining up with outstanding schools in multi-academy chains. These schools recognise that, by working in partnership with good or outstanding schools, they will be able to gain the knowledge, teaching and leadership expertise they need to raise standards faster. Read more... (DfE - 5 July)