Department for Education written question – answered at on 15 September 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academies have been removed from their multi academy trust on the initiative of (a) Regional School Commissioner and (b) Minister in each of the last three years.

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

Holding answer received on 12 September 2016

The following table shows the number of academies that have been removed from MATs in the last three academic years.

Academic Year

Number of academies







Academies and free schools removed from trusts in 2013/14, prior to the appointment of regional schools commissioners, would have had ministerial approval. Since September 2014, RSCs would have made this decision in the majority of cases.

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