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Academy sector in numbers, March 2016

We've crunched the numbers to get a big picture of the sector so you don't have to

Posted by Stephanie Broad | March 31, 2016 | People, policy, politics

According to the latest DfE statistics, the total of open academies stood at 5,170 in March 2016 – and the total is 5,553 including free schools, studio schools and UTCs. Thirty-six new academies opened in March.

Academies now make up 25% of all state-funded schools, with free schools representing one percent and the majority (74%) still local authority maintained. Conversion applications in March were significantly up in March, at 154 compared to 87 in January. As the government's 'every school an academy' plan presses on, we're likely to see this rise significantly as schools prepare for the 2020 deadline.

 

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