Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust

Good practice guidance for academy trusts, including those establishing new trusts and existing trusts planning to grow.



This guide gives advice on what regional schools commissioners look for when they assess and approve:

  • the establishment of new multi-academy trusts (MATs)
  • plans for growth of existing MATs

It also gives guidance on developing a successful trust, including advice on:

  • school governance and leadership
  • helping schools improve
  • financial sustainability and risk management

See a list of resources for MATs interested in expanding.

See also how to convert to an academy and how to become an academy sponsor.

Published 9 December 2016