Revealed: The academy trusts paying £150k+ salaries

DfE publishes list of the 125 academy trusts that paid at least one person a salary of more than £150,000 in 2016-17

Martin George


The Department for Education has named the 125 academy trusts that paid at least one salary of more than £150,000 last year.

The list is published in the Consolidate Annual Report and Accounts, which collates data from the more than 7,000 academies in England for the academic year 2016-17.

In the previous year, 121 trusts paid at least one salary of £150,000, representing 4.1 per cent of the sector.

The 125 trusts paying this much in 2016-17 represented 4 per cent of the sector.

The number of trusts paying at least one person more than £100,000 rose from 873 in 2015-16 to 941 in 2016-17.

Angela Rayner, Labour's shadow education secretary, said: “Despite the increasing financial strain and real-terms cuts to the pay of teachers and support staff, the government has allowed pay for top academy bosses to creep ever higher, with nearly a thousand academy chief executives now receiving a six-figure sum.

“Labour will take action, fully funding an end to real-terms pay cuts for classroom teachers and introducing a pay ratio in all publicly funded schools to bring an end to unjustifiable pay packages for a tiny minority of bosses.”

Academies with big salaries

The full list academy trusts that paid at least one person more than £150,000 in 2016-17, as published by the DfE, is as follows:

Academies Enterprise Trust 

Academy Transformation Trust

AIM Academies Trust

Aquinas Church of England Education Trust Limited

ARK Schools

Ashmole Academy Trust Ltd

Aspirations Academies Trust

Aston Community Education Trust

Bacon's College

Bourne Education Trust

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust

Brampton Manor Trust

Carshalton Boys Sports College

Central Learning Partnership Trust

Chingford Academies Trust

City Learning Trust

City of London Academies Trust

Cockburn Multi Academy Trust

Community Academies Trust

Core Education Trust

Cranford Community College

Creative Education Trust

Delta Academies Trust

Dixons Academies Charitable Trust Ltd

Durrington Multi Academy Trust


Education South West

Enfield Learning Trust

Exmouth Community College

Eynsham Partnership Academy

Future Academies

Gateway Learning Community

GLF Schools

Graveney Trust

Great Academies Education Trust

Greater Manchester Academies Trust

Green Spring Education Trust

Greenwood Academies Trust

Guru Nanak Sikh Academy Limited 

Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust

Harris Federation

Hartismere Family of Schools

Hatton Academies Trust 

Holland Park School

Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Inspiration Trust

Inspirational Learning Academies Trust

John Port School

Joseph Leckie Academy Trust

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

Knole Academy Trust

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

Landau Forte Charitable Trust

Leigh Academies Trust

Lion Academy Trust

Loxford School Trust Limited

Matrix Academy Trust

Mowbray Education Trust Limited

New River Trust

North East Learning Trust

Northern Schools Trust

Nova Education Trust

Oasis Community Learning

Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy Trust

Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Paradigm Trust

Partnership Learning


Prospect Education (Technology) Trust Limited

QED Academy Trust

REACH2 Academy Trust

Redborne Upper School and Community College


Sandwell Academy Trust Limited

South Farnham Educational Trust

Southfields Academy

Southmoor Academy

St Paul's Academy Limited

Swakeleys School for Girls

Swale Academies Trust

Tauheedul Education Trust

TBAP Trust

Telford City Technology College Trust Ltd 

The Alec Reed Academy

The Aylesbury Vale Academy

The Boston Witham Academies Federation

The Brooke Weston Trust

The Cardinal Hume Academies Trust

The College Academies Trust

The Collegiate Academy Trust

The Collegiate Trust

The David Ross Education Trust

The Dean Trust

The Education Alliance

The Education Fellowship Trust

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust

The GORSE Academies Trust

The Heath Family (North West)

The Hoddesdon School Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust

The John Wallis Church of England Academy, Ashford

The Kemnal Academies Trust

The Kingsdale Foundation

The KJS Academy Trust

The Laurus Trust

The Park Federation Academy Trust

The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust

The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust

The Sabden Multi Academy Trust

The Silver Birch Academy

The Slough and East Berkshire C of E Multi Academy Trust

The Spencer Academies Trust

The Two Counties Trust

The White Horse Federation

Tollbar Multi Academy Trust

Transforming Lives Educational Trust

Trinity Multi Academy Trust

United Learning Trust

Wakefield City Academies Trust

Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust

Wellspring Academy Trust

Wembley Multi Academy Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Windsor Academy Trust 

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Martin George

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