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Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2018
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Low Income Students, School Effectiveness
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2016
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains (especially multi-academy trusts) as the best method for fostering professionalism, value for money and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2015
Academies were started in 2000 to alter the fortunes of failing schools that disproportionately served students from some of the nation's poorest communities. By helping these schools with the support of philanthropic, educational and business partners, the intention was to improve the lives of young people from the least privileged backgrounds by…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gap
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; De Vries, Robert – Sutton Trust, 2014
The authors analysed school performance data to review how well disadvantaged pupils achieve in academy chains. They included chains only if they had at least three academies in 2013, and two sponsored secondary academies for the whole period from September 2010 to July 2013. This means that academies are included in our analysis only when there…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged, Student Records, Academic Achievement