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.
Number of academies in category 4
Number of academies not re-brokered to another academy sponsor
*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.