The results of a Government survey entitled "Do academies make use of their autonomy?" were published on 9th July 2014.
Of the 700 academy schools that responded to the survey:
- 65% reported their results were either substantially or moderately improved since they converted to academy status.
- Over 50% of the sponsored academies that responded (two thirds of secondary sponsored) stated that there had been a rise in the number of first choice applications since conversion.
- 72% supported schools that they had not worked with under local authority control.
- 75% reported that had changed or planned to change their curriculum.
- 1 in 10 stated that they had changed term dates or planned to do so.
The results of the survey can be accessed here.