Latest statistics from the Department for Education reveal that there are now 1,776 academies open in England (as of 1st April).
This number is made up of 355 sponsored academies and 1,421 converted academies. Between March and April, 123 new academies opened; which brings the total number of academies that have opened in 2012 to 227.
Overall, 3.6% of primary schools and 41.1% of secondary schools are now academies. A further 9% of secondary schools and 2% of primary schools have applied to convert.