The proportion of academy trusts paying at least one salary above £100,000 has risen, new figures show.
In 2015-16, 29.3 per cent of trusts (873) paid at least one individual more than £100,000, but this proportion rose to 30.1 per cent (941) in 2016-17.
Trusts paying more than £150k
The latest figures are revealed in the Department for Education's Consolidate Annual Report and Accounts for the academy sector in England, published today.
The proportion of academy trusts paying more than £150,000 remained broadly stable over the same period, falling from 4.1 per cent (121) to 4.0 per cent (125).
Since last December, the DfE has written a series of letters to academy trusts paying high salaries, asking them to justify their executive pay policies.