The best and worst performing multi-academy trusts in the country for progress after GCSEs have been revealed by the Department for Education.
Today it published new data on MATs' "level 3 value-added" performance – the progress that pupils make between key stage 4 and graded level 3 qualifications, excluding tech levels.
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The measure compares pupils’ results to those of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment.
Academy trust progress scores
For all pupils nationally, the average progress score is zero, so a positive score means that pupils within the MAT on average do better than those with similar prior attainment nationally, whereas a negative score means that on average they do worse.
The top 10 MATs were:
- Diocese of London (0.13 value added)
- Inspiration Trust (0.12)
- Aldridge Education (0.12)
- Dixons Academy Trust (0.1)
- The Castle School Education Trust (0.08)
- The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (0.06)
- Oasis Community Learning (0.06)
- Ark Schools (0.04)
- East Midlands Education Trust (0.04)
- Invictus Education Trust (0.01)
The bottom 10 MATs were:
- Swale Academies Trust (-0.06)
- Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust (-0.53)
- E-ACT (-0.39)
- David Meller (-0.33)
- Aspirations Academies Trust (-0.28)
- City of London Academies Trust (-0.27)
- Creative Education Academies Trust (-0.25)
- Matrix Academy Trust (-0.22)
- Leigh Academy Trust (-0.22)
- Grace Foundation (-0.21)
MATs were only included in the analysis if they had more than three schools that had belonged to the trust for at least three years.