To ask Her Majesty's Government how many academies are currently awaiting approval; and how many are expected to be approved by the end of the current Parliament.
So far 1,629 schools have been approved to open as academies. There are currently 232 schools which have applied to convert awaiting approval. Further details are available on the DfE website at http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/typesofschools/academies/a0069811/open-academies-map-and-schools-submitting-applications.
This is a demand-driven programme that responds to school applications to convert and therefore we do not estimate how many might have converted by the end of the current Parliament.