By September 2012, a total of 2309 schools had converted to academies of which 1808 were converter schools and 501 sponsored. The majority are secondary schools (1484) with 769 being primary and 56 special schools.
This means that nearly half of all secondary schools are now academies and 48% of the secondary school workforce are working under an academy structure.
Three quarters of academies are ‘converters’ – schools which have chosen to become academies. Less than a quarter are ‘sponsored’ academies – schools that have been taken over by an academy chain.
The most up to date reports for 1 November 2012, show the total number of academies in England now stands at 2456.