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Regional Schools Commissioners

Question for Department for Education

UIN 1053, tabled on 26 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools each regional schools commissioner has responsibility for.

Answered on

5 July 2017

As at 1 June 2017 the numbers of academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs within each Regional Schools Commissioners’ (RSCs) region were as follows:

RSC region

Academy

Free School

Studio School

UTC

Total

East Midlands & Humber

1004

18

3

5

1030

Lancashire & West Yorkshire

635

50

6

8

699

North

374

10

2

3

389

North East London & East

815

59

2

7

883

North West London & South Central

823

94

9

9

935

South London & South East

923

54

2

4

983

South West

949

22

9

5

985

West
Midlands

875

39

5

7

926

Total

6398

346

38

48

6830

RSCs also work closely and co-operatively with local authorities to support improvement in maintained schools that are causing concern.

Further information on RSC responsibilities can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/schools-commissioners-group/about

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510080/schools-causing-concern-guidance.pdf