Sixth Form Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Conservative, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools opened a new sixth form in the last four years.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Since September 2011, 58 new school sixth forms have been established and 111 academies’ requests to open a sixth form have been approved. Local authorities are responsible for making these decisions in relation to maintained schools. The Secretary of State (and more recently the Regional Schools Commissioners on her behalf) is responsible for making these decisions in relation to academies.

The numbers of new sixth forms are as follows.

Year & Type

Number

2011/12

New school sixth forms

24

New academy sixth forms

33

2012/13

New school sixth forms

19

New academy sixth forms

18

2013/14

New school sixth forms

13

New academy sixth forms

31

2014/15

New school sixth forms

2

New academy sixth forms

29

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