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Revealed: The 38 MATs 'below average' for poorer pupils

New Sutton Trust research highlights the academy trusts where disadvantaged pupils perform below the national average

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A new report has named 38 academy chains that were last year below the national average for the performance of disadvantaged pupils.

Chain Effects 2018, published by the Sutton Trust today, compares the average scores for disadvantaged (pupil premium) pupils in 58 academy chains with the national average for disadvantaged pupils.

The researchers calculated the overall ranking using data for Progress 8, Attainment 8 and the percentage of pupils who gained GCSE grades 9-4 in both maths and English in 2017.

The report names eight chains as “well below average”, and 30 as “below average”. The organisations in these two groups are listed in alphabetical order, below.

'Well below average' for disadvantaged pupils

  • Meller Educational Trust
  • Eastern Multi-Academy Trust
  • The Midland Academies Trust
  • Tapton School Academy Trust
  • Transforming Education in Norfolk
  • Trust in Learning (Academies)
  • UCAT
  • Wakefield City Academies Trust


'Below average'

  • Academy Transformation Trust
  • AET
  • Aldridge Education
  • Aspirations Academies Trust
  • Bridgwater College Trust
  • Bright Futures Educational Trust
  • Brook Learning Trust
  • Brooke Weston Trust
  • Cabot Learning Federation
  • Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust
  • The Co-operative Group
  • Creative Education Trust
  • Delta Academies Trust
  • Diocese of Exeter
  • Diocese of Oxford
  • Diverse Academies Trust
  • The Education Fellowship Trust
  • Emmanuel Schools Foundation
  • Fylde Coast Teaching School Ltd
  • Greenwood Academies Trust
  • Leigh Academies Trust
  • The Society of Merchant Venturers
  • Northern Education Trust
  • Oasis Community Learning
  • RSA Academies
  • Swale Academies Trust
  • The Kemnal Academy Trust
  • University of Brighton
  • White Rose Trust
  • Woodard Academies Trust

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