This report covers the performance of academies during the 2011 to 2012 academic year and explains 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. It covers:
- background information on the academies programme
- data showing the number, type and location of academies across the country
- information on how academies use freedom and flexibility to raise standards in their schools
It also provides information on academy sponsors and on how academies work in partnership to promote professional development and improved teaching and learning.