DfE multi-academy trust league tables: Who are the best and worst performers?

DfE multi-academy trust league tables: Who are the best and worst performers?

The Department for Education has today published its own “league tables” for multi-academy trusts, fulfilling a manifesto pledge and promises by ministers for more transparency over the academies programme.

The publication of the data confirms a series of earlier analysis by experts that shows there are large differences between the performance of academy chains.

For example, the DfE report found for current key stage 2 value-added scores, trusts are “fairly evenly split above and below average performance”.

At key stage 4, more than half of MATs have current value-added scores that are “significantly below” average (main image).

The measures used to judge the performance of academy trusts has been a contentious one, with view differing across trusts.

But the government said by using a value-added measure of pupil performance, both current performance and improvement over time, will give schools and groups “time to improve while reacting in time to avoid chronic failure that irredeemably damages any child’s education”.

The publication also fulfils a pledge made under the government’s white paper. It also marks a seemingly new approach from the government, which turned down a freedom of information request in 2014 for the grades of academy trusts.

The department previously said disclosure of the information could destabilise academies sponsored by trusts.

 

So, who are the best and worst performers?

 

Key Stage 4

 

 

Highest performing trusts:

(Trusts significantly above average for both pupil progress and improvement added)

 

Ark

Bright Futures Educational Trust

City of London Corporation

Diocese of London

Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust

Harris Federation

Inspiration Trust

Kent Catholic Schools Partnership

Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Tapton School Academy Trust

 

 

Lowest performing trusts:

(Trusts significantly below average for both pupil progress and improvement added)

 

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)

Barnfield Education Partnership Trust (BEPT

CfBT Education Trust

Creative Education Academies Trust (CEAT)

E-ACT

Grace Foundation

Greenwood Academies Trust

Learning Schools Trust

Ormiston Academies Trust

Prospects Academies Trust

School Partnership Trust Academies (SPTA)

Stoke-on-Trent College

Telford Co-operative Multi Academy Trust

The Midland Academies Trust

UCAT

Wakefield City Academies Trust

White Rose Trust

Woodard Academies Trust

 

 

Key Stage 2:

 

Highest performing trusts:

(Trusts significantly above average for both pupil progress and improvement added)

 

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET)

Burnt Mill Academy Trust

CfBT Education Trust

Christ the King MAC (North Staffordshire)

First Federation Trust

Harris Federation

L.E.A.D. Multi-Academy Trust

Lion Academy Trust

Outwood Grange Academies Trust

REAch2 Academy Trust

St Barnabas Catholic Academy Trust

St. Oswald’s Catholic Academy Trust

Tapton School Academy trust

The Central Learning Partnership Trust

The Co-operative Group

The Rainbow Multi Academy Trust

The Stour Academy Trust

Tudhoe Learning Trust

Victoria Park Primary Academy

 

 

Lowest performing trusts:

(Trusts significantly below average for both pupil progress and improvement added)

 

Academy Transformation Trust (ATT)

Blyth Quays Trust, The

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust

Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd

Gateway Academy Trust

Kernow Collaborative Trust

Ninestiles Academy Trust

Ormiston Academies Trust

The All Saints Collegiate MAC (South Stoke)

The Education Fellowship Trust