Academies: Closures

Education written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) how many new academies and studio colleges have been closed by her Department on the basis of lack of student numbers within their first year of trading;

(2) how many academies and studio colleges created from a pre-existing education institution were closed by her Department in the first year of trading;

(3) how many academies and studio colleges which were entirely new businesses were closed by her Department in the first year of trading.

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

Two studio colleges were closed by the Department for Education on the basis of lack of student numbers within their first year of trading. They were both entirely new businesses. No studio colleges created from a pre-existing education institution were closed by the Department in the first year.

No academies which were entirely new businesses were closed by the Department in the first year. Three academies created from a pre-existing education institution merged with another establishment in the first year.

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