Financial Year 2020-21

Academy transfers and funding

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Description

This publication provides a high-level national summary of the number of academies that have moved trusts from the financial year 2013-14 to 2020-21 and the total grant funding provided. All figures are drawn from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Management Information and Regional Delivery Directorate (RDD) Management Information.

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Coverage

The data covers England only. Statistics in the tables “Academy Transfers and Funding 2013-14 to 2020-21” and “Total Academy Transfers and Funding Since 2013-14” are given at national level.  Statistics in the ancillary table “Academies that have moved trust and grant funding provided” are given at school level.

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File formats and conventions

The tables “Academy Transfers and Funding 2013-14 to 2020-21” and “Total Academy Transfers and Funding Since 2013-14” are .csv format. 

The table “Academies that have moved trust and grant funding provided” is .xlsx format.

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Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

Academy Transfers and Funding 2013-14 to 2020-21

Filename
academy_transfers_and_fundingb.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2013-14 to 2020-21
Content

This file contains the number of academies that have moved trusts from the financial year 2013 -14 2014 to 2020-21 and the total grant funding provided. It also compares the reason that academies move trust from the financial year 2016-17 to 2020-21.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
funding_givenNumber of academies where grant funding was provided
grant_funding_201314Grant funding provided in 2013-14
grant_funding_201415Grant funding provided in 2014-15
grant_funding_201516Grant funding provided in 2015-16
grant_funding_201617Grant funding provided in 2016-17
grant_funding_201718Grant funding provided in 2017-18
grant_funding_201819Grant funding provided in 2018-19
grant_funding_201820Grant funding provided in 2019-20
grant_funding_202021Grant funding provided in 2020-21
no_fundingNumber of academies where no grant funding was provided
number_of_academies_englandNumber of academies in England as at 31 March
percentage_of_academies_where_grant_funding_was_providedPercentage of academies where grant funding was provided
percentage_of_academies_where_no_grant_funding_was_providedPercentage of academies where no grant funding was provided
percentage_of_the_total_number_of_academiesPercentage of academies that moved trust in England
total_grant_fundingTotal grant funding provided
total_number_of_academies_that_have_moved_trustTotal number of academies that have moved trust
total_transfersTotal transfers
transfer_closureTransfer due to sponsor or trust closure
transfer_initiated_by_tustTransfer initiated by trust
transfer_interventionTransfer due to intervention
transfers_since_201314Total number of academies that have moved trust since 2013-14
Footnotes
  1. Due to differences in the way data was recorded in legacy systems compared to the current system, the grant funding for financial years 2013-14 to 2015-16 are not comparable with the grant funding in financial years 2016-17 to 2020-21. More information is available in the technical information section.
  2. Funding figures are calculated using figures that have been rounded to nearest £100. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown. Due to differences in the way data was recorded in legacy systems compared to the current system, the grant funding for financial years 2013-14 to 2015- 16 are not comparable with the grant funding in financial years 2016-17 to 2019-20. More information is available in the technical information section.
  3. The 2019-20 figures for the number of academies with grant funding provided have been revised from the previous publication. This is because funding has been paid during the financial year 2020-21 to trusts for some of the transfer cases.
  4. The 2018-19 and 2019-20 figures for the total amount of grant funding provided have been revised from the previous publication. This is because funding has been paid during the financial year 2020-21 to trusts for some of the transfer cases.
  5. We define financial year as the period 1 April to 31 March the following year.

Total Academy Transfers and Funding Since 2013-14

Filename
academy_transfers_and_funding_total_202021.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020-21
Content

This file contains the total number of academies that have moved trusts from the financial year 2013 -14 2014 to 2020-21 and the total grant funding provided for this period. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
funding_givenFunding Given
grant_funding_201314Grant funding provided in 2013-14
grant_funding_201415Grant funding provided in 2014-15
grant_funding_201516Grant funding provided in 2015-16
grant_funding_201617Grant funding provided in 2016-17
grant_funding_201718Grant funding provided in 2017-18
grant_funding_201819Grant funding provided in 2018-19
grant_funding_201820Grant funding provided in 2019-20
grant_funding_202021Grant funding provided in 2020-21
no_fundingNo Funding
percentage_funding_givenPercentage of academies where grant funding was provided
total_grant_fundingTotal grant funding provided
total_number_of_academies_that_have_moved_trustTotal number of academies that have moved trust
total_transfersTotal transfers since 2017-18
transfer_closureTransfer due to sponsor or trust closure since 2017-18
transfer_initiated_by_tustTransfer initiated by trust since 2017-18
transfer_interventionTransfer due to intervention since 2017-18
Footnotes
  1. The total grant provided in 2019-20 has been revised from the previous publication. This is because grant funding from this financial year was provided for transfer cases which completed during the financial year 2020-21.
  2. We define financial year as the period 1 April to 31 March the following year.