Academies are publicly-funded independent schools that provide a first-class education.
Some academies, generally those set up to replace underperforming schools, will have a sponsor. Sponsors come from a wide range of backgrounds including successful schools, businesses, universities, charities and faith bodies. Sponsors are held accountable for the improving the performance of their schools.
Academies receive the same level of per-pupil funding as they would receive from the local authority as a maintained school, plus additions to cover the services that are no longer provided for them by the local authority. However, academies have greater freedom over how they use their budgets to best benefit their students.
For ease of use, and so mistakes are not made when sending FOI requests, these contact details also include the locations of the schools.
It is advised when sending a Freedom of Information request to any of the schools listed to include in your email that you are making a request under the act, this makes it clear to the authority who may not receive many requests.
The number of academies changes on a frequent basis as new academies are created, I will endeavour to keep this list as updated as possible – although it will be likely that it will never be fully up -to-date.
You can access/download the Google Spreadsheet here.