News

Takeovers and brand new academies – King’s Group is laying its foundations in England

An academy trust founded by a private firm that runs schools in Europe and the Americas will take over...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Academy trusts will appear in January’s league tables

Next year, the public will be able to see for themselves how well multi-academy trusts are doing in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Island school reachable only by aeroplane finds academy sponsor

The only school on the remote Isles of Scilly in the south-west is joining a multi-academy trust with a...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Leading MATs have far more pupils with English as additional language

The largest multi-academy trusts have far more pupils with English as an additional language – and could be benefiting...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Does competition law apply to academy trusts?

As multi-academy trusts come to dominate in so many areas, concerns are raised about unfair competition and less choice...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Ofsted plans MAT inspection changes from 2018

Ofsted wants to change the way it inspects multi-academy trusts (MATs) from September 2018, according to a senior inspector....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

CEOs, CFOs & COOS: How MATs struggle to recruit executives

Multi-academy trusts with more than five schools increasingly need senior finance, operating and executive officers, but school leaders lack...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Essex council plans spin-off multi-academy trust

Essex county council (ECC) is applying to set up its own multi-academy trust which, if successful, would be the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

£53m MAT growth fund open to trusts without proven record

£53 million will be made available to help multi-academy trusts (MATs) take on more schools, but the cash is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker