We are now in our seventh year of preparing this detailed analysis of the performance of academies across England and Wales, and our new report covering academic year 2017/18 takes a look at more than 800 schools.
The sample once again includes a mixture of our own clients plus other trusts to increase the number of schools included in the data used for the benchmarking. MATs, secondary academies and primary academies are reviewed and, in some areas, we have drilled down further into the MAT data to analyse different sizes of MAT.
2018 was an interesting year for academies, with many experiencing further financial uncertainties and pressures along with increased consolidation in the sector. A number of key issues have arisen which we discuss in our report, including:
- Increased scrutiny over executive pay in the sector
- Teacher pay rises and the announcement of a teachers’ pension employer contribution rate increase
- The announcement of new related party rules from April 2019
Our data sheet allows you to compare your results with our report’s averages. Throughout the report, we provide commentary on a range of issues that are likely to be topical for you, or that you should at least be considering.
To download a copy of our 2019 Academies Benchmarking Report, please click the link below.