Academies:Written question - 31449

Q
Asked by Jess Phillips
(Birmingham, Yardley)
Asked on: 16 March 2016
Department for Education
Academies
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on academy conversions.
A
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 24 March 2016

There have been 4897 academy conversions during the current and preceding five financial years. During the same period, the department has spent £323 million to support schools to become academies.

Further details are in the table below:

Financial Year

Academy Conversions

Costs

2015-16 (April 15 - January 16)

530

£17m

2014-15

899

£48m

2013-14

964

£59m

2012-13

1079

£65m

2011-12

1165

£67m

2010-11

260

£67m

Total

4897

£323m

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