Quarter of sponsored academies miss floor target or judged inadequate in first two years

The TES is reporting that, within two years of converting, a quarter of sponsored academies were judged as ‘inadequate’ and had poor exam results.

Almost one in four sponsored academies were judged inadequate, or fell below the minimum standard for exam results, within two years of opening, new figures show.

According to data for August 2015, 340 sponsored academies – usually under-performing schools taken over by an outside sponsor to turn them around – were in this situation. This represented 24 per cent of all sponsored academies.

The figures are contained in the Academies Annual Report for 2014-15, published by the Department for Education today.

The problem was particularly acute in the North England region, affecting 43 per cent of sponsored academies – 26 in total.

In the same period, the growth of 14 academy sponsors was put on hold because of concerns about either their finances, leadership or educational impact.

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