The DfE News and Press Notices Office reported today that more than 1000 schools have now applied to become academies. 240 schools have applied in the last month alone. 

As of today: 

  • 1070 schools have applied to be an academy since June 2010
  • 647 of these applications have been approved
  • 384 have already converted
  • a third of all secondary schools are either now academies, or in the process of becoming an academy
  • schools are becoming academies at a rate of two every school day.

The total number of open academies, including those opened under the previous government, now stands at 658. 

The full story is available on the DfE website here