Better Futures Multi-Academy Trust

Better Futures Multi-Academy Trust

Coventry University Group (CU) is nationally and internationally recognised as an innovator in the higher education world. The Group is made up of a range of educational and innovation services companies, headquartered in Coventry but with sites throughout the UK and the world.

Teaching excellence is second to none in the UK, increasingly the University has a growing reputation for research in niche, interdisciplinary domains such as peace, trust and social relations, water and agro-ecology and transport.

The University has achieved TEF Gold and in the Guardian University Guide is ranked as 15th amongst UK HEIs, securing its place as one of the highest ranking modern universities in the UK for the seventh year running. The Group is number one in the UK for working with small and medium sized enterprises. Through Coventry University College Ltd. the group is heavily engaged in the Degree Apprenticeship movement. In recent years the group has expanded its range of provision with campuses based in Coventry, East London and Scarborough. These sites offer high quality, alternative and flexible provision at a competitive price, increasing access to HE.

Interested in finding out more?

If you are a sixth form college that is interested in finding out more about Better Futures Multi-Academy Trust then please get in touch.


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About Better Futures Multi-Academy Trust

The development of Better Futures MAT (BFMAT) has been notable in two ways;

  • firstly, it is the only MAT to have as its focus Sixth Form Colleges and sixth form Education and how this sector can gain mutual benefit from a structural relationship with a leading university;
  • secondly, and more importantly, the collaborative, collegiate approach that has been taken to its formation and development.

As sponsor, Coventry University has engaged with colleges about how best to utilise the relationship to improve the educational experience of the students. As a result, members of BFMAT will find themselves retaining high levels of autonomy while still having access to the financial benefits of a MAT and the opportunity to be a leading player in some exciting ‘systems leadership’ developments in the sector. Please read the BFMAT Strategic Plan to get an outline of planned developments, from student leadership to collaborative online delivery of minority subjects.

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021