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Academies

Department for Education written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Labour, Norwich South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how often her Department has made an academy order under section 4 of the Academies Act 2010 in each year since 2010; and in what region each school so affected is based.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

5065 local authority maintained schools have been issued with academy orders since May 2010.

RSC Region

Number of Academy Orders approved

East Midlands & Humber

793

Lancashire & West Yorkshire

480

North

296

North East London & East

583

North West London & South Central

697

South London & South East

742

South West

743

West Midlands

731

Total

5065

RSC Region

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Total

East Midlands & Humber

28

185

266

160

121

33

793

Lancashire & West Yorkshire

26

128

134

77

86

29

480

North

12

75

72

56

41

40

296

North East London & East

41

175

101

106

121

39

583

North West London & South Central

48

218

207

124

61

39

697

South London & South East

43

224

145

152

126

52

742

South West

47

247

137

127

126

59

743

West Midlands

27

148

192

129

139

96

731

Grand Total

272

1400

1254

931

821

387

5065

Not all local authority maintained schools that receive an academy order go on to open as an academy; some withdraw their application and others move out of scope for intervention. In addition, others are still in the pipeline to convert to academy status.

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