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Named: The 92 academy trusts with multiple staff on £100k+

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Ninety-two academy trusts with multiple staff on £100,000 to £150,000 a year have been named by the government.

Data obtained exclusively by Schools Week shows the majority of trusts with multiple employees on this kind of salary are small. In fact, of the 92 trusts named today, 56 have fewer than 10 schools, and 11 have just one each.

However, the list also includes 19 trusts with 20 or more schools on their rosters. These include some of England’s largest academy chains, such as the Academies Enterprise Trust, Reach2, United Learning, Oasis, Delta, TKAT, Harris and Ark.

Earlier this month, Eileen Milner, the head of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, wrote to 43 of the 92 trusts with multiple staff in that pay bracket, asking them to justify the salaries.

The other 49 trusts were not targeted because they had already received letters asking them to justify executive pay as part of earlier government interventions.

In December last year, the agency wrote to the trustees of academy trusts with just one school that had staff earning more than £150,000 a year to ask for justification of the salaries.

And in February, Milner wrote to 87 multi-academy trusts with staff paid more than £150,000 a year, asking for similar justification.

The revelation comes on the back of a Schools Week investigation which showed that some of the best paid chief executives in the country only run two or three schools.

School funding chiefs and academy trust bosses have been under increasing pressure to crack down on excessive executive pay following a public backlash over rising academy CEO pay in recent years.

The full list of 97 academy trusts is below. Those which received the latest letter from Milner are shown in bold.

Trusts paying two or more salaries of £100k – £150k as reported in 2015-16 accounts

 

Trust Name

 

Number of schools

CHARTERS SCHOOL1
JAMES BRINDLEY SCHOOL1
KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL1
MACMILLAN ACADEMY1
BURNTWOOD SCHOOL1
GREEN SPRING EDUCATION TRUST1
HIGHCLIFFE SCHOOL1
HOLLAND PARK SCHOOL1
ST EDWARD’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE1
THE NORTHUMBERLAND CHURCH OF ENGLAND ACADEMY1
THE WATFORD UTC1
ARDEN MULTI ACADEMY TRUST2
GDST ACADEMY TRUST2
NEW COLLEGE DURHAM ACADEMIES TRUST2
THE FULHAM COLLEGE ACADEMY TRUST2
UNITY SCHOOLS TRUST2
WHITEFIELD ACADEMY TRUST2
GRAVENEY TRUST2
KENTON SCHOOLS ACADEMY TRUST2
THE CORE EDUCATION TRUST2
THE SOUTHFIELD GRANGE TRUST2
BEACON MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST LIMITED3
GRACE ACADEMY3
PA COMMUNITY TRUST3
THE HEREFORDSHIRE MARCHES FEDERATION OF ACADEMIES3
BRENTWOOD ACADEMIES TRUST3
THE CARDINAL HUME ACADEMIES TRUST3
COASTAL ACADEMIES TRUST4
FINHAM PARK MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST4
HABERDASHERS’ ASKE’S FEDERATION TRUST4
THE FUTURES TRUST4
AVANTI SCHOOLS TRUST5
FORT PITT THOMAS AVELING ACADEMIES5
SIDNEY STRINGER MULTI ACADEMY TRUST5
THE CHALLENGE ACADEMY TRUST5
TRINITAS ACADEMY TRUST5
FUTURE ACADEMIES5
LOXFORD SCHOOL TRUST LIMITED5
THE SHARED LEARNING TRUST5
EAST MIDLANDS EDUCATION TRUST6
WOODARD ACADEMIES TRUST6
AMBITIONS ACADEMIES TRUST6
ABBEY MULTI ACADEMY TRUST7
FYLDE COAST ACADEMY TRUST7
GREENSHAW LEARNING TRUST7
NINESTILES ACADEMY TRUST LIMITED7
REDHILL ACADEMY TRUST7
VALLEY INVICTA ACADEMIES TRUST7
BRIGHT FUTURES EDUCATIONAL TRUST8
DIVERSE ACADEMIES TRUST8
LEARNING IN HARMONY MULTI ACADEMY TRUST8
DIXONS ACADEMIES CHARITABLE TRUST LTD8
THE DEAN TRUST8
EASTERN MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST9
THE CO-OPERATIVE ACADEMIES TRUST9
SWALE ACADEMIES TRUST9
THE BROOKE WESTON TRUST10
THE SPENCER ACADEMIES TRUST10
THE DIOCESE OF WESTMINSTER ACADEMY TRUST11
THE GRIFFIN SCHOOLS TRUST12
ASPIRATIONS ACADEMIES TRUST12
THE EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP TRUST12
COMMUNITY ACADEMIES TRUST13
HULL COLLABORATIVE ACADEMY TRUST13
THE THINKING SCHOOLS ACADEMY TRUST13
CREATIVE EDUCATION TRUST13
WELLSPRING ACADEMY TRUST14
STEP ACADEMY TRUST15
LEIGH ACADEMIES TRUST15
CFBT SCHOOLS TRUST16
TAUHEEDUL EDUCATION TRUST16
L.E.A.D. MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST20
NORTHERN EDUCATION TRUST20
OUTWOOD GRANGE ACADEMIES TRUST21
WAKEFIELD CITY ACADEMIES TRUST22
ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST24
KENT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ PARTNERSHIP24
E-ACT25
THE ELLIOT FOUNDATION ACADEMIES TRUST26
ORMISTON ACADEMIES TRUST30
GREENWOOD ACADEMIES TRUST32
THE DAVID ROSS EDUCATION TRUST33
ARK SCHOOLS35
HARRIS FEDERATION40
THE KEMNAL ACADEMIES TRUST41
DELTA ACADEMIES TRUST44
UNITED LEARNING TRUST47
OASIS COMMUNITY LEARNING49
REACH2 ACADEMY TRUST54
ACADEMIES ENTERPRISE TRUST62
ISLE OF PORTLAND ALDRIDGE COMMUNITY ACADEMY TRUSTn/a*
LEARNING SCHOOLS TRUSTn/a*

 

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