||<p>In January this year, the Department for Education published an analysis of Ofsted
inspection outcomes for converter academies and maintained schools in the report ‘Performance
of converter academies in 2012 to 2013'. It showed that in 2012/13 converter academies
previously rated as either ‘good' or 'satisfactory' were more likely to improve their
rating than local authority (LA) maintained mainstream schools, and also showed converter
academies previously rated as ‘outstanding' were more likely to retain that rating
than LA maintained mainstream schools.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/performance-of-converter-academies-in-2012-to-2013"