Private Education: Sponsorship:Written question - 51277

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Asked by Lucy Powell
(Manchester Central)
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Asked on: 31 October 2016
Department for Education
Private Education: Sponsorship
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many independent schools sponsor (a) academy schools, (b) free schools and (c) multi-academy trusts; and what the Ofsted grade is for each of those sponsored schools.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 09 November 2016

As at 1 October 2016 there were eight sponsors set up by independent schools sponsoring a total of 11 academies. The Ofsted categories for these 11 schools are as follows:

Ofsted category

No. of schools

Outstanding

2

Good

4

Requires Improvement

1

Inadequate

2

Not visited

2

Source: Ofsted MI – 30 September 2016

There are three free schools sponsored by independent schools. One is rated outstanding, one is good and one has not been inspected.

These sponsors are linked directly to the schools they support. They do not sponsor multi-academy trusts.

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