Chain Effects 2015: The impact of academy chains on low-income students

The Sutton Trust – Academies were started in 2000 to alter the fortunes of failing schools that disproportionately served students from some of the nation’s poorest communities.  This is the second in a series of reports that analyses their effectiveness at helping the most disadvantaged pupils, focussing particularly on sponsored academy chains.

The Independent – Three out of four academy chains have schools that are ‘coasting’, says new research.

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