As of 1st November 2012 there are 2,456 academies open in England - 536 sponsored academies and 1,920 converted academies.

In addition, another 431 schools have had their application to convert approved by the Department for Education, and there are an additional 223 sponsored academies currently in development.

This means 54% of all secondary schools in England are now academies or in the process of becoming academies. The figure for primary schools remains much lower, as 93% of primary schools have not yet applied for academy status.

The majority of converted academies have been rated as 'good with outstanding features' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted, but 17% only rated as 'satisfactory' and six converted academies were classed as'unsatisfactory' in the inspections.

In terms of sponsored academies, the largest sponsor is the Academies Enterprise Trust with 43 sponsored academies currently open, and a further 24 sponsored academies in development. This is followed by E-Act which currently sponsors 26 academies and has a further five in development, while  the United Learning Trust sponsors 22 academies and also has five in development. Looking at sponsors with a large number of academies yet to open, the Oasis Community Learning Trust has 10 academies in development (in addition to the 15 already open) and The Kemnal Academies Trust has eight academies in development (in addition to the 11 already open).

For a graphical summary on the current numbers of sponsored and converted academies, as well as trends since September 2010, please click on the image below:

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