Examining academies – Part 3: Primary schools

Map 1: Proportion of mainstream primary schools that are converter academies
Map 2: Locations of mainstream primary converter academies
Figure 1: Numbers of primary school converter academies and their latest Ofsted ratings*
 
* Where no Ofsted rating is available for a school, the rating of its predecessor
(prior to academy conversion) has been used instead.
** To end of April 2016.
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 2: Pupil characteristics (2015*)
 
Sample sizes: All schools: 14,562-17,052. LA schools: 11,693-13,725.
Similar LA schools: 709-804. 2010/11 academies: 709-804.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
* 'Special educational needs' data are from 2014.
Figure 3: Key Stage 2 attainment (2015)
 
Sample sizes: All schools: 4,109-14,558. LA schools: 3,218-11,690.
Similar LA schools: 134-709. 2010/11 academies: 134-709.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 4: Key Stage 2 results (2015)
 
Sample sizes: All schools: 14,559-14,562. LA schools: 11,690-11,693.
Similar LA schools: 709. 2010/11 academies: 709.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 5: Key Stage 2 attainment (2012-2015)
Sample sizes: All schools: 7,746-14,558. LA schools: 6,432-11,726.
Similar LA schools: 285-709. 2010/11 academies: 285-709.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 6: Key Stage 2 Point Score
Sample sizes: All schools: 14,285-14,548. LA schools: 11,394-11,684.
Similar LA schools: 244-709. 2010/11 academies: 244-709.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
Map 3: Proportion of mainstream primary schools that are sponsor-led academies
Figure 7: Numbers of primary school sponsor-led academies and their latest Ofsted ratings*
 
* Where no Ofsted rating is available for a school, the rating of its predecessor
(prior to academy conversion) has been used instead.
** 'Requires improvement' category includes schools with the now defunct 'Satisfactory' rating. See this news story for details.
*** Academies opened January-April 2016 or with proposed opening dates in 2016-17.
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
  1. All mainstream state primary schools in England ('All schools')
  2. The subset of schools in group 1 that remain under local authority control ('LA schools')
  3. A subset of 425 schools from group 2 that are most similar in terms of pupil intake to the 2012/13 academies ('Similar LA schools'). See the analysis of converter academies above for more information about how these schools are selected.

Figure 8: Pupil characteristics (2015*)
 
Sample sizes: All schools: 14,562-17,052. LA schools: 11,693-13,725.
Similar LA schools: 450-475. 2010/11 academies: 450-475.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
* 'Special educational needs' data are from 2014.
Figure 9: Key Stage 2 attainment (2013-2015)
Sample sizes: All schools: 8,028-14,558. LA schools: 6,578-11,726.
Similar LA schools: 80-450. 2010/11 academies: 80-450.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 10: Key Stage 2 Point Score
Sample sizes: All schools: 14,313-14,548. LA schools: 11,439-11,684.
Similar LA schools: 108-447. 2010/11 academies: 108-447.
(Sample sizes vary because not all data fields are available for all schools.)
Sources: Department for Education; SchoolDash analysis.

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