Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust

Guidance and resources for academy trusts, including those establishing new trusts and existing trusts planning to grow.



The good practice 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

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

The MAT resources lists a selection of support and guidance for MATs wishing to establish and develop their trusts.

Both of these items give guidance on developing a successful trust, including advice on:

  • school governance and leadership
  • helping schools improve
  • financial sustainability and risk management
Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 11 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added updated resources for multi-academy trusts.
  2. First published.