To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 127246 on schools: standards, he will list the (a) 26 schools that have remained unmatched to an academy sponsor for over a year, (b) four schools that have remained unmatched for two years and (c) nine schools that have remained unmatched for three years or more.
28 February 2018
The information requested is shown in the below tables.
Table1: Number of local authority maintained schools issued with an academy order following an inadequate Ofsted judgement that have not been matched to a sponsor for 1 year or more.
Wilkes Green Infant School (NC)
St Pius X RC Primary School
West Wycombe Combined School
Holy Trinity Primary School
St Joseph's RC Primary School, Todmorden
St Begh's Catholic Junior School
St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Bacup
St Clare's Catholic Primary School
St Nicholas's Catholic Primary School
Moorside Infant School
St Teresa's Catholic Infant and Nursery School
Savio Salesian College
The Sholing Technology College
King Edward VI High School
Rogate CofE Primary School
Leigh CofE Primary School
Holy Family Catholic Primary School Platt Bridge
Westleigh High School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Birkenhead
Three schools now have a sponsor match, leaving 23 schools that have remained unmatched with a sponsor for one year or more.
Table 2: Number of local authority maintained schools issued with an academy order following an inadequate Ofsted judgement that have not been matched to a sponsor for 2 years or more.
Ham Dingle Primary School
Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College
Rose Hill Primary School
There are now three schools that have remained unmatched for two years, one school had its academy order revoked.
Table 3: Number of local authority maintained schools issued with an academy order following an inadequate Ofsted judgement that have not been matched to a sponsor for 3 years or more.
Holy Trinity Catholic School
William Allitt School
All Saints Catholic High School
Fearns Community Sports College
Norham High School
St Mary & All Saints Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
De La Salle School
St Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport
In cases where schools in receipt of an academy order remain unmatched to an academy sponsor, the school will be supported in other ways. This can include a preferred sponsor providing interim support, support provided by the local authority or another sponsor, or a teaching school alliance.
Data correct as of February 2018. Data on the future academies can be found in monthly, 'Open academies and academy projects in development' at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development.