First annual report covering performance of academies in 2010 to 2011. It also sets out background information on the academies programme.
During the passage of the Academies Act 2010, the department made a commitment to Parliament to publish an annual report on the performance of the academies sector.
This report sets out background information on the academies programme, including international and UK research evidence on why school autonomy leads to improved results and data showing the number, type and location of academies across the country.
It also provides up-to-date information on academy sponsors and on how academies work in partnership to promote professional development and improved teaching and learning, and an analysis of the educational performance of the academies sector during the 2010 to 2011.