Schools: Inspections

Education written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) converter academies and (b) maintained schools received a (i) higher and (ii) lower Ofsted inspection result than they had received in their previous inspections in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (C) 2012-13.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

In January this year, the Department for Education published an analysis of Ofsted inspection outcomes for converter academies and maintained schools in the report “Performance of converter academies in 2012 to2013”1. It showed that in 2012/13 converter academies previously rated as either “good” or “satisfactory” were more likely to improve their rating than local authority (LA) maintained mainstream schools, and also showed converter academies previously rated as “outstanding” were more likely to retain that rating than LA maintained mainstream schools.

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