An academy chain is a formal partnership between a group of academies. Chains vary in size and composition.
Chains are formed using two main models:
- the ‘multi-academy trust model’ - where academies join together to become one legal entity governed by one trust and board of directors.
- the ‘umbrella trust model’ - where a group of individual academy trusts set up an overarching trust to provide shared governance and collaboration.
There are currently 16 schools in Waltham Forest which belong to an Academy Chain. The Waltham Forest chains include: