Annal Nayyar-This report compares the performance of converter academies, in Ofsted inspections, with local authority maintained mainstream schools.

Key findings

Based on outcomes from inspections carried out during the 2012/13 academic year:

 Primary converter academies previously rated as outstanding were more likely to retain that rating than local authority maintained mainstream schools.

 Primary converter academies previously rated as good were more likely to subsequently be rated as outstanding than local authority maintained mainstream schools and were also less likely to achieve a lower rating.

 Primary converter academies previously rated as satisfactory were more likely to improve that rating than local authority maintained mainstream schools.

 Secondary converter academies previously rated as outstanding were marginally more likely to retain that rating than local authority maintained mainstream schools.

 Secondary converter academies previously rated as good were more likely to subsequently be rated as outstanding than local authority maintained mainstream schools and were also less likely to achieve a lower rating.

 Secondary converter academies previously rated as satisfactory were more likely to improve that rating than local authority maintained mainstream schools

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