Department for Education written question – answered on 31st May 2022.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many maintained schools were converted to academy status through sponsorship or other means from September 2010 to March 2022; and how many were converted in each academic year during that period.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

As of March 2022, there were 9,205 open converter and sponsored academies. The tables attached show the annual net growth in the number of these schools from 2011 to March 2022, as well as the total number of converter and sponsored academies as of January each year.

This information is derived from the annual School Census data available via School, Pupils, and their Characteristics. This can be accessed here:

Data from 2022 reflects those schools opened in January, February and March of this year and is derived from Get Information About Schools via this link:

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