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Outcomes at KS2 for pupils in MATs

Outcomes at KS2 for pupils in MATs

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This release also presents performance measures for multi-academy trusts (MATs). A MAT must have at least three schools that have been with the MAT for at least three years and have results in 2018 to be included. Where an academy sponsor oversees a number of multi-academy trusts, results are presented under the sponsor rather than the individual constituent MATs.

The MAT performance measures at key stage 2 are progress in reading, writing and maths. There is no combined reading, writing and maths attainment measure for MATs. Progress scores for schools within a MAT are weighted according to the length of time they have been in the MAT and their total cohort size, in order to produce MAT level figures. More information on the calculation of the measures and eligibility criteria is contained in the accompanying quality and methodology document.

The number of eligible MATs included in the key stage 2 measures has increased from 155 in 2017 to 240 in 2018. This is an increase from 893 to 1,408 schools, and from 35,442 to 56,367 pupils. This represents 9.3% of the state-funded mainstream key stage 2 pupil cohort.

At key stage 2 in MATs, progress was higher in writing and maths than in reading


Figure 3: Progress bandings of multi-academy trusts


In 2018, 25% of MATs had progress scores above or well above the national average in reading, compared with 32% in writing and 30% in maths.

There were 25% of MATs with progress scores below or well below average in reading, compared with 18% in writing and 24% in maths.

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Figure 4: Progress scores of multi-academy trusts


Pupils in MATs make most progress in writing and least progress in reading. This was also the case in 2017.

Compared to the national average for all state-funded mainstream schools, pupils in MATs make more progress in writing and maths but less in reading. (Figure 4)



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