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Asked by Lucy Powell
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Asked on: 06 March 2018
Department for Education
Academies
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have applied to convert to an academy in each month since January 2015.
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Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 12 March 2018

Between January 2015 and February 2018, 2,999 schools have applied to become an academy. This information is released monthly as part of the Open Academies and Academy Projects awaiting approval document available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development.

Table 1 below provides the number of academy applications each month between January 2015 and February 2018.

Academy Applications January 2015 to February 2018*

2015

2016

2017

2018

January

47

62

102

63

February

93

150

99

88

March

79

227

164

April

10

110

88

May

21

90

74

June

24

82

100

July

28

103

127

August

2

17

34

September

24

78

52

October

53

100

80

November

47

108

83

December

81

105

104

*Data Source: Academies Management Information (DFE Internal Data) 5th March 2018

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