The School and Multi-Academy Trust Database

Coverage:

Our comprehensive database includes all state and independent schools across the UK, as well as Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). This resource provides detailed information on the structure, management, and funding of various types of educational institutions in the UK.

Types of Schools:

  1. Community Schools: These are taxpayer-funded and controlled by local authorities, though they operate with considerable autonomy in budget management due to the Local Management of Schools system.
  2. Voluntary Aided and Voluntary Controlled Schools: Mostly funded by local authorities, these schools are significantly influenced by religious organizations, which also contribute to their funding.
  3. Academies: Primarily found in England, these schools are independent of local authority control, receiving direct funding from the central government. Many operate under Multi-Academy Trusts, which manage funding and resources centrally.
  4. Independent Schools: Funded through tuition fees, these schools are not required to follow the national curriculum and are categorized into Public/Preparatory and other smaller independent institutions. They operate under private ownership or charitable status.
  5. Special Schools: Catering to students with specific needs, such as physical disabilities or learning difficulties, these schools can be maintained by local authorities, operate as academies, or be independently run.

School Structure:

Primary and Comprehensive Schools: Represent the common two-tier non-selective system with age ranges typically from 4-11 and 11-16 (or 18).

First, Middle, and Upper Schools: A three-tier system where upper schools cover ages 13 to 18.

Grammar Schools: Selective schools admitting students based on academic capabilities at age 11.

Sixth Form and Further Education Colleges: Offer education for the 16-18 age group, with some secondary schools incorporating Sixth Form.

Additional Data Points:

Specializations: Schools focusing on areas like Technology, Sports, or Arts alongside a standard curriculum.

Pupil Numbers: Information ranges from small rural schools to large urban comprehensive schools.

Gender Policy: Data on whether schools are co-educational, single-gender, or predominantly one gender.

Facilities: Information on boarding, nursery units, and facilities for students with learning difficulties.

Age Range: The age coverage of each school.

Parent Organisation: Details on the controlling Local Education Authority or Multi-Academy Trust.

Ofsted Ratings: Includes the date of the last inspection and the latest school rating.

Federation: Identifies any federations to which a school belongs.

Gender Analysis and Geographic Data: Detailed breakdowns by gender and geographic specifics such as Local Authority Area, Constituency, and Ward. This database is an essential tool for navigating the complex landscape of UK education, offering key insights and up-to-date information for stakeholders across the educational sector.