Category: Type of Establishment. Academies are all ability independent schools established by sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups working in highly innovative partnerships with central Government and local education partners. Sponsors and the DfE provide the capital costs for the Academy. Running costs are met in full by the DfE. They provide free education to secondary age pupils of all abilities, including provision for children with special educational needs and have state of the art facilities, through which they offer a broad and balanced curriculum including a Specialism. Some CTCs have become Academies.
All schools that have chosen through Governing Body Resolution and application to the Secretary of State to become an Academy under the Academies Act 2010.
Special Schools that have chosen through Governing Body Resolution and application to the Secretary of State to become an Academy under the Academies Act 2010. These will be handled differently to Academy convertors and will follow a different process which is currently being developed.