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:
No. of schools
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.