Schools: Academies

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many academy-sponsored schools there are in (1) England, and (2) Wales and what proportion of such schools have been established by (a) individual sponsors, (b) faith communities, (c) businesses, (d) other academies and (e) universities.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The information you requested relating to English academies can be found below. The Department for Education is not responsible for education in Wales.

Total number of sponsored academies in England 997
Proportion established by individual sponsors 7%
Proportion established by faith communities 9%
Proportion established by businesses 5%
Proportion established by other academies 24%
Proportion established by universities 3%

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