Research and analysis

Attainment at key stage 4 by pupils in academies

Report examining the performance of sponsored academies in the attainment of pupils at key stage 4.



This report provides a comprehensive digest of the educational attainment at the end of key stage 4 of pupils who were in academies in 2010 to 2011.

The 2011 secondary school performance tables included results for 274 academies. This is a small proportion of the 1,877 schools that are now academies because the performance tables are based on those schools that had academy status for the entire academic year to which the results refer.

Sponsored academies generally replaced under-performing schools with a history of low attainment, often in more socially-deprived localities and with generally lower than average prior attainment on entry.