Schools: Standards

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 3rd December 2007.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) academies, (b) schools in special measures and (c) schools given notice to improve there were in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

holding answer 22 November 2007

The information is set out in the following tables. Table 1 shows the number of open academies in each Government office region on 1 September 2007. Table 2 shows the number of schools requiring significant improvement (notice to improve) and special measures in each region on 31 August 2007. It is based on the most recent information published by Ofsted in September this year.

Table 1
Government office region Academies at 1 September 2007
East of England 4
East Midlands 4
London 34
North East 4
North West 8
South East 9
South West 4
West Midlands 6
Yorkshire and Humber 10
Total 83
Table 2
Ofsted c ategory
Government office region Phase Significant improvement (notice to improve) at 31 August 2007 Special measures at 31 August 2007
East of England Primary 15 16
PRU(1) 1
Secondary 8 13
Special(2) 2
East Midlands Primary 24 33
PRU 1
Secondary 10
London Primary 23 17
PRU 2
Secondary 9 4
North-east Primary 9 6
PRU 1 2
Secondary 5
Special 1
North-west Primary 18 23
PRU 2 1
Secondary 7 8
Special 2 2
South-east Primary 41 19
PRU 1 3
Secondary 15 5
Special 2 1
South-west Primary 19 21
Secondary 4 1
Special 2 2
West midlands Primary 37 29
PRU 1 2
Secondary 9 8
Yorkshire and Humber Primary 18 17
PRU 2
Secondary 19 10
Special 1
Total 306 246
(1) PRU = pupil referral units

(2) Special = special schools

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