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Co-op Academies judged to be one of the best

Co-op Academies judged to be one of the best

The Co-op Academies Trust, the one that our academy is part of, is one of the top academy chains in England, according to a new independent study.

The report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) compares the performance of more than 200 multi-academy trusts and all local authorities and shows that the Co-op Trust, which operates 12 academies in the Leeds, Greater Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent areas, is 26th in a league table of 218.

The EPI research looks at both the current performance and rate of improvement of groups of schools, in order to establish the relative impact of different chains and local authorities.

To ensure that comparisons between groups of schools are fair, EPI researchers have used a contextual measure of performance, which seeks to adjust for the different progress and outcomes of pupils with different characteristics.

This makes sure that what is measured is the impact of school quality, rather than the characteristics of school admissions.

Frank Norris, the Director of the Co-op Academies Trust said: “This highly-respected, independent report reflects what we already knew – that our academies offer our students a great education.

“Whilst the authors take into consideration exam results they also measure other important aspects that ensure students receive an all-round education that prepares them for their future.

“It is also very satisfying to know that our trust performs better than almost 90 per cent of all academies and local authorities even though many others operate in more affluent and privileged areas.”

The EPI report can found here.