For Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), a variety of information must be published on its main website as well as each Academy’s website. Whilst some MATs are operating under multiple Funding Agreements, we recommend that you publish everything required under the latest DfE model Funding Agreement as well as the Academies Financial Handbook. This will need to include any charging information.
On the MAT website, an Academy must publish:
- its annual accounts no later than the end of January following the financial year to which the accounts relate
- its current Memorandum & Articles of Association and Master Funding Agreement
- the required information relating to governance structures, including for example the structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies, and the full names of the chair of each (where applicable)
- information about its Pupil Premium, including for example the amount of Pupil Premium allocation that it will receive during the Academy Financial Year
- if received, information about its Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding
- various details about its curriculum, including for example the content of the curriculum and its approach to the curriculum.
On the individual Academy’s website, you must publish:
If applicable, the Academy’s most recent Key Stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State in the School Performance Tables:
- average progress scores in reading, writing and maths
- average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths
- percentage of pupils who achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths
- percentage of pupils who achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths
If applicable, the Academy’s most recent Key Stage 4 results as published by the Secretary of State under the following column headings in the School Performance Tables:
- progress 8 score
- attainment 8 score
- percentage of pupils who achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths
- percentage achieving the English Baccalaureate
- percentage of pupils continuing in education of training, or moving on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study
- information about where and how parents (including parents of prospective pupils) can access the most recent report about the Academy published by the Chief Inspector
- information as to where and how parents (including parents of prospective pupils) can access the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State.
Finally, and by way of best practice, we recommend that each Academy’s website includes the following information: contact details, admissions arrangements, Ofsted reports, behaviour policies, values and ethos. Whilst this is not a legal requirement for academies, the information is both important and helpful!