To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) local authorities and (b) multi-academy trusts are responsible for the provision of primary and secondary education in England.
10 November 2017
As at 1 November 2017, there are 1,240 Multi-academy Trusts (MATs) and 152 Local Authorities (LAs) responsible for the provision of primary and/or secondary education in England. The breakdown of these is as follows:
- 971 MATs that have at least one primary school within them
- 715 MATs that have at least one secondary school within them
- 151 LAs across England that maintain at least one primary school
- 142 LAs across England that maintain at least on secondary school
In addition, there are 626 Single Academy Trusts (SATs) which contain a primary school and 874 SATs which contain a secondary school.
This information was sourced from the “Get Information About Schools” website on 1 November 2017. Further information can be found here: https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/.%20.