Working with Academy Trusts

GL Assessment provide Trusts with a range of nationally standardised ability and attainment assessments for consistency and comparability leading to no surprises. 

Whether your Trust is big or small, starting out or well-established, your Trust can benefit from central purchase savings through our assessments of ability, attainment and barriers to learning.




Strategic School Improvement Fund

SSIF is open to teaching schools, MATs and local authorities to support building a school-led system. Applications must be supported by evidence that demonstrates why the proposed improvement approach is expected to drive up standards in schools. The £140 million fund supports a broad range of school improvement activities including, but not limited to, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. You can see more details on the DfE website.

GL Assessment has already supported 10 SSIF projects, as a key partner in measuring impact and effectiveness. Contact us to learn more about the work we are already doing to support these projects, and how we can help with your application to this new funding stream.


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How we work with academies

Our Cross Academy Trust report enables a Trust to compare the assessment results of all academies within a Trust. With this information, you can:

  • Provide a robust, reliable, external measure of the overall Trust performance
  • Compare results across academies to identify good practice and pin-point interventions to improve standards of teaching and learning
  • Support MAT growth
  • Validate teacher judgements and support student progress.
"The results provide a snapshot of where each pupil is, gives us a measurement of progress over time and automatically takes care of the moderation and standardisation we require. It promotes the sharing of best practice across the Trust."
Academy Transformation Trust

What do you receive?

  • A bespoke package of assessments, screeners and surveys
  • Multi-year agreements
  • Training and support
  • Invitations to events and networking forums

For more information on any of the above, please click here.

Over 70% of academies in MATs in England chose GL Assessment in 2016! Contact us to find out why


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We are the Trust partner of choice for assessment and can provide you with a tailored solution to suit your assessment needs. To discuss your assessment requirements, please email

Assessment at Key Stage 3: From levels to validity

"The assessment framework should be built into the school curriculum, so that schools can check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and so that they can report regularly to parents."

SEN Assessment Toolkit: Supporting every child to reach their potential at North Walsall Primary Academy

With a high number of EAL and SEN learners, North Walsall Primary Academy is helping to break down language barriers and identify additional needs

Empowering every child at Priestnall School with Exact

Identifying students entitled to additional access arrangements in their exams, and supporting applications

Identifying ‘coasting’ students using PASS

Ashlawn School in Rugby wanted to review its approach to supporting the middle group of students – the ones who could be ‘coasting