Chain Effects 2017: Which academy trusts are well above average?

Chain Effects 2017: Which academy trusts are well above average?

This year’s fourth Chain Effects annual report has been released today.

It looks at the exam results of disadvantaged pupils in multi-academy trusts (‘chains’) which have at least two sponsored academies (three for primary) and have operated the schools, continuously, since 2016.

In total 48 multi-academy trusts counted in the sample. Outcomes were analysed by the authors, Merryn Hutchings and Becky Francis, across a variety of performance measures.

The lists below are (1) how the chains did on Progress 8 for disadvantaged pupils, and (2) how well chains improved the Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils compared to the previous year.

The full report has many other metrics in – and they are worth taking a look at.

Here’s how the academy trusts shook out:

On Progress 8

Chains performing against the mainstream average for disadvantaged pupils….

(Those in italics only had two schools included in the score)

Well Above Average

Aspirations

City of London

Diocese of London

Harris

Outwood Grange

 

Above Average

ARK

Cambridge Meridian

Co-operative

Diocese of Oxford

E-ACT

Landau Forte

Mercers

Priory

Skinners

United Learning

University of Brighton

 

Average

Academic Transformation

Creative Education

Dixons

Emmanuel

Haberdashers

RSA

 

Below Average

AET

Aldridge

Brooke Weston

Cabot

CfBT

David Mellor

David Ross

Diocese of Exeter

Diverse

Education Fellowship

Grace

Greenwood

Learning Schools

Leigh

Merchant Venturers

Northern

Oasis

Ormiston

SPTA

Swale

TKAT

Trust in Learning

UCAT

Woodard

Well Below Average

CWA (now Eastern Multi-Academy Trust)

Midland

 

On improvement in Progress 8

Well above Average

Grace

Outwood Grange

Aspirations

Academy Transformation

Above Average

Co-operative

Cambridge Meridian

Creative Education

University of Brighton

Skinners

SPTA

Priory

RSA

Diocese of Oxford

CWA

Brooke Weston

Diverse

Swale

Harris

Emmanuel

Woodard

Ormiston

United Learning

CfBT

UCAT

 

Average

David Mellor

David Ross

Oasis

Cabot

TKAT

Landau Forte

Diocese of London

 

Below Average

AET

Diocese of Exeter

Haberdashers

Aldridge

City of London

Midland

E-ACT

Mercers

Dixons

Trust in Learning

Education Fellowship

Northern

Leigh

ARK

Learning Schools

Greenwood

 

Well Below Average

Merchant Venturers

You can also read the full Schools Week news story and analysis here