Academies- latest Numbers

There are:

  • 2,619 open Academies – 12 per cent of all schools.
    • More than 2,000 of these are schools which  have chosen to convert to take advantage of the freedoms that come with  Academy status.
    • There are 974 open primary Academies – six per cent of all primaries.
    • There are 1,584 open secondary Academies – 48  per cent of all secondaries.
    • 78 schools (42 primary schools and 36  secondary schools) opened as new Academies at the start of this term.
  • 3,167 open or pipeline Academies – 15 per cent of all schools.

There are 28 local authorities where at least one in five schools is now an open Academy. In almost all local authorities, 129, at least one in five secondary schools is an open Academy. And there are 10 local authorities where at least one in five primary schools is now an open primary Academy.

The local authorities with the highest proportion of open Academies are Darlington (66 per cent), North East Lincolnshire (50 per cent), (Swindon 37 per cent), and Thurrock and Torbay (both 36 per cent). In Darlington, Rutland and Bexley, every secondary school is an Academy.

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