Academies

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th May 2020.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of secondary schools are now academies.

Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary academy trusts comprise: (1) single academies, (2) two academies, (3) three academies, (4) four academies, and (5) five academies.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

In May 2020, there are 2,675 secondary academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs), out of a total of 3,453 state-funded secondary schools. This is 77% of all secondary schools. Please note that the number of secondary schools includes middle deemed secondary schools, 16+ schools, all through schools and secondary schools.

Academy trusts may comprise of either one phase of education, or multiple phases of education. The table below provides the number of academies within academy trusts that have at least one secondary academy. The number of academies within these trusts also includes primary, special and alternative provision (AP) academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs.

Table 1: Number of academy trusts, by size of academy trust, and number of academies within those trusts

Number of academies in a trust

Number of academy trusts with one or more secondary academy

Number of primary, secondary, special and AP academies within these trusts

1

786

786

2

138

276

3

106

318

4

77

308

5

72

360

More than 5

277

3574

Total

1456

5622

Source: Get information about schools, taken from 1 May 2020.

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