Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the Department for Education (DfE) admits. 89% of LA-maintained schools were in the top two Ofsted grades*.
This compares favourably with inspection results of academies which are not sponsored**. 88% of non-sponsored academies are good or better.
Yet the DfE media department has focussed its praise and publicity on academies.