What is an Academy?
An academy is a school that runs independently of the local authority, often as part of a group called a MAT (Multi Academy Trust). They still operate much like local authority schools in the past but within this new governance structure that will include directors, who effectively run that academy’s trust.
Some academies have sponsors such as businesses, universities, other schools, faith groups or voluntary groups. Sponsors are responsible for improving the performance of their schools.
Academies in the Diocese
The Diocese of Sheffield has formed it's own multi-academy Trust (DSAT). More information can be found here...