These indicators measure the numbers of academies and Free Schools that have opened nationally and the number of state-funded, mainstream academies and Free Schools as a percentage of total state-funded mainstream schools. These indicators refer only to converter academies and sponsor-led academies.
The Government believes that all schools should become academies or Free Schools which benefit from greater freedoms to innovate, raise standards and to increase the variety of schools in areas where there is demand.
Data for these indicators is available in a table as a pdf download on this page and also in the graph below.
Source: Academies published lists on the Department for Education website (details given below)
Information on these indicators and associated data can be found within our statistical first release.
Further information is available on open academies and academies in development.
Information about open Free Schools.
This release provides updated information on the overall achievements in GCSE examinations and other regulated qualifications of young people reaching the end of key stage 4 in the academic year 2011 to 2012.
Information on all academies open in England, and those in the process of becoming academies.