The road to full academisation in 100 seconds

The Key

A 100-second video insight into the proposed road to full academisation.

Click here for The Key’s podcast: Moving towards a fully academised school system

Proportion of schools that are academies in April 2016If you want to see how far your LA has academised, the full list of local authorities and the percentage of their schools which are academies is below the map.

% academies in each local authority

Bournemouth (85%)

Bromley (81%)

Darlington (79%)

North East Lincolnshire (79%)

Thurrock (69%)

Torbay (69%)

Rutland (68%)

Kingston upon Hull City of (63%)

Slough (63%)

Middlesbrough (56%)

Blackpool (56%)

Nottingham (55%)

Leicestershire (53%)

Bexley (53%)

Croydon (51%)

Swindon (51%)

Poole (51%)

Medway (50%)

Wakefield (49%)

Northamptonshire (49%)

Cornwall (47%)

Bristol City of (45%)

Stoke-on-Trent (44%)

Hillingdon (44%)

Barnsley (42%)

Rotherham (40%)

Hammersmith and Fulham (39%)

Central Bedfordshire (38%)

Lincolnshire (38%)

Stockton-on-Tees (38%)

Sheffield (37%)

Birmingham (37%)

Waltham Forest (37%)

Cheshire East (37%)

Plymouth (37%)

Oxfordshire (36%)

Bedford (36%)

Sutton (36%)

Kingston upon Thames (36%)

Wolverhampton (36%)

Westminster (35%)

Essex (35%)

Southend-on-Sea (35%)

Sunderland (34%)

Doncaster (34%)

Reading (34%)

Windsor and Maidenhead (34%)

Kent (33%)

Redcar and Cleveland (33%)

Dorset (33%)

Coventry (33%)

North Lincolnshire (33%)

Herefordshire (32%)

Southampton (32%)

Havering (31%)

Manchester (31%)

Wiltshire (31%)

Cambridgeshire (31%)

Warwickshire (30%)

Portsmouth (30%)

Bath and North East Somerset (30%)

Calderdale (30%)

Suffolk (29%)

Norfolk (29%)

Devon (28%)

Peterborough (28%)

Brent (28%)

Harrow (28%)

Walsall (28%)

Hounslow (28%)

Staffordshire (27%)

Worcestershire (27%)

Somerset (27%)

Southwark (27%)

Sandwell (27%)

Solihull (27%)

Gloucestershire (26%)

East Sussex (26%)

Nottinghamshire (25%)

Blackburn with Darwen (25%)

Surrey (25%)

Barnet (24%)

Hartlepool (24%)

Haringey (24%)

Luton (23%)

Oldham (23%)

Trafford (23%)

Richmond upon Thames (23%)

North Somerset (23%)

Bradford (23%)

Milton Keynes (21%)

Derby (21%)

Wandsworth (21%)

Buckinghamshire (20%)

South Gloucestershire (20%)

Kensington and Chelsea (20%)

Hertfordshire (20%)

West Sussex (19%)

Bolton (19%)

Barking and Dagenham (19%)

Tameside (19%)

Leeds (18%)

Hackney (18%)

Newcastle upon Tyne (17%)

Newham (17%)

Telford and Wrekin (17%)

Kirklees (16%)

Lambeth (16%)

Shropshire (16%)

Halton (16%)

Dudley (16%)

Isle of Wight (16%)

Cumbria (16%)

Enfield (15%)

Redbridge (15%)

York (15%)

Wirral (15%)

Islington (15%)

Gateshead (14%)

Wokingham (14%)

Wigan (14%)

Cheshire West and Chester (14%)

South Tyneside (14%)

Liverpool (13%)

Greenwich (12%)

Leicester (12%)

Salford (12%)

Tower Hamlets (12%)

Ealing (11%)

Sefton (11%)

Northumberland (11%)

Merton (11%)

Durham (11%)

Warrington (11%)

West Berkshire (10%)

Knowsley (10%)

East Riding of Yorkshire (9%)

Hampshire (9%)

Stockport (9%)

Camden (8%)

Derbyshire (8%)

Bracknell Forest (8%)

North Yorkshire (8%)

Brighton and Hove (7%)

Rochdale (7%)

St. Helens (6%)

Lewisham (6%)

Lancashire (6%)

Bury (5%)

North Tyneside (4%)

Comments 7

  1. Stephen 14th April 2016

    Thanks for this. I’m interested in the podcast, but would like to be able to download it to my podcast app and listen to it on the move. Will you be making the audio available in this way?

    (Pedant point: If it’s not syndicated via, say, RSS for easy download it’s not a podcast, but an audio or video file.)

    • Nathan Easey – Insights manager 14th April 2016

      Hi Stephen – I’ve chatted with the team who recorded the audio discussion and they are looking into how they can make it into a true podcast, available for download. They’ll drop you a line when it’s ready.

  2. John Hull 14th April 2016

    I’m a governor in Chelmsford in Essex. I have admit that I was surprised by the Essex figure. As far as I know, every senior school in Chelmsford is an Academy (I may be mistaken of course). I suspect that there is a senior school / primary school divide. Are there figures available for that?

    • Nathan Easey – Insights manager 15th April 2016

      Hi John, yes the information is available split by phase as well if you crunch the raw EduBase numbers. For Essex, the majority of secondaries are listed as academies already (72 out of 79). But as with the national picture, many of Essex’s primaries are still maintained (around 75%) so that brings the overall average down. I hope that helps!

  3. John Hull 15th April 2016

    Thanks. That’s pretty much what I thought.

  4. John Berryman 16th April 2016

    What a worrying trend it all is…effectively taking the nurturing process away from the community which spawns its children…adding insult to injury, the proposal to phase out the Parent Governor…rationalization and ‘corporatisation’ at the expense of locally expressed concerns. Catsfield Primary School (L.E.A.; V.C.),’Outstanding’ Ofsted (all areas, 2014), being rewarded by these less than accountable Draconian Capitalistic dynamos into giving us now no choice in the policy edict: the Brussels syndrome insinuating its process into our fundamental building blocks. Our young people deserve better. John Berryman (One of the Governors, Catsfield Primary School, Sussex.)

    • Kathryn Murrell 19th April 2016

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your comments.

      You may be interested in our section on academisation on The Key for School Governors’ website – Here we have a collection of articles which support schools before, during and after the academy conversion.

      In addition, we’ve also recently launched our news section, to keep our members up-to-date with the latest news from around the sector, including timely updates on academisation.

      Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there’s anything we can help you or your governing body with.

      Kind regards,
      Kathryn Murrell, Member Engagement Officer.

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