Only Trusts with three academies for more than three years appear in the Department for Education's (DfE) Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) league table. We currently meet this criteria for GCSE results alone. In 2018 we again significantly out-performed national averages on all measures, and further improved our performance in five of the six measures.
|Progress 8 (estimated)||(0.88)||0.53||-0.03|
All four Dixons academies improved, producing results even better than last year’s best-ever, with three of them out-performing every other state-funded school in the Bradford and Leeds region. In line with our mission, the performance of disadvantaged students was especially strong. Last year we were the fourth-highest performing MAT in the country for Progress 8, and we look forward in great anticipation to the imminent publication of results nationally by the DfE.
Our primary academies demonstrated again that they can close the attainment gap by the end of KS1, with all four of them out-performing the national average in the Phonics Test, for example. With our third cohort of Year 6 arriving at the end of KS2 for the first time in 2019, this bodes well for our overall performance as a MAT in this phase next year.
At KS5, both Dixons Allerton and Dixons City will achieve positive value added in this phase, in both academic and vocational courses. Our successes here will form a solid foundation for establishing our new Dixons Sixth Form Academy in 2019.
We will provide more analysis across all three phases once the DfE's 2018 data is published later this term.
The 2017 MAT Performance Tables can be found here.