According to Ofsted (Letter, from the Chief Inspector to Shadow Education Minister Kevin Brennan MP -12 June) there are 502 Academy schools where the predecessor school was rated as ‘Inadequate’, at the point of it becoming an Academy. 385 of these schools have thus far, not been inspected, since becoming an Academy. However, that leaves 117 that have been inspected. Of these, 70,( 60 %), received either a ‘Requires Improvement’ or an ‘Inadequate’ rating , while 45,(38%), received an ‘ Outstanding’ or ‘ Good Rating’. Interesting that.