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<p>Since 2010, nine academies have closed in the West Midlands. Of the nine academies that have closed, six were amalgamated with other schools. There have been no academy closures in Birmingham since 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Academies</p></td><td><p>Free Schools</p></td><td><p>Studio Schools</p></td><td><p>Universal technology colleges</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Edubase 21/12/2016 <a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml</a></p><p>The Department does not record, centrally, information on the costs of school closures.</p><p>The Department has not made an assessment of the number of schools that have closed and opened in the West Midlands, as compared with other regions; but the majority of academies that have closed since 2010 were merged with other schools rather than closed outright, which indicates this is likely to be for local organisational reasons.</p><p>We consider a number of factors, including the financial implications whenever a school closure is proposed. Each such proposed closure arises from a unique set of circumstances. The Department does not, therefore, believe it would provide value for money for the taxpayer to collate information on the cost of all school closures.</p>
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