Written Question: Academies


John Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school academies there were in (i) Cumbria and (ii) England and Wales in (A) 2012-13 and (B) 2013-14.

Edward Timpson:

The number of academies in England and Cumbria is shown in the table below.

Number of open academies1 by phase in England2, January 2013 and January 2014

Primary Secondary
January 2013 January 2014 January 2013 January 2014
(i) Cumbria local authority 12 13 17 18
(ii) England 1,006 1,789 1,638 1,893


  1. Including free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools.
  2. The figures provided are for England only. The academies policy does not apply to Wales and education policy in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales.

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