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Academies: Standards

Question for Department for Education

UIN 38244, tabled on 24 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools which have been given an inadequate Ofsted rating in each year since 2010 have not been re-brokered to another academy sponsor.

Answered on

6 June 2016

The number of academies which have been graded inadequate by Ofsted and have not re-brokered to another academy sponsor in each year since 2010 is shown in the table below.

Academic year

Number of academies in category 4

Number of academies not re-brokered to another academy sponsor

2010/11

5

4

2011/12

27

21

2012/13

45

28

2013/14

94

61

2014/15

92

69

September–December 2015*

14

10

*Data for 2016 is not available

The Education and Adoption Act 2016 gives the Secretary of State consistent powers to terminate funding agreements where an academy is rated inadequate by Ofsted or has fallen within the definition of coasting. Regional Schools Commissioners can use these powers to move an academy to a new sponsor where they think this is necessary.

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