Academies

Bright Tribe and its associated trust, ALAT, face a possible £1.8m clawback by the Department for Education, Schools Week...

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The Department for Education has written off up to £5.7m owed by the notorious academy trust, SchoolsCompany, Schools Week...

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the unit within the Department for Education (DfE) which deals with school funding, asked the...

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Bright Tribe Trust and Perry Beeches The Academy Trust are both still listed on the Department for Education’s approved academy...

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The Department for Education, I’ve been told , does not hold information about a ‘charge’ in favour of the education secretary...

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Magna Academy. Poole, was judged outstanding in 2015 and would normally be exempt from further inspection unless concerns were...

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Trying to discover what happened to the unsatisfied part of a ‘charge’ relating to freehold property held by Isle of Portland...

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It’s nearly nine years since the Academies Act was propelled through Parliament with the speed usually reserved for emergency...

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State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...

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The registration form for The Skinners’ School, a selective school in Kent, contains an unlawful clause, Kent Independent...

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The Department for Education has refused to release names of academy trusts receiving loans or non-repayable grants to help...

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The last accounts* of defunct Interserve Academies Trust (IAT), backed by troubled firm Interserve Plc, had related party...

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The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...

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E-Act, a long-established academy trust with a chequered history, took over Burnham Upper School in April 2012 and renamed it E-...

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Dorcan academy, a stand-alone academy in Swindon, needs money for capital works. Dorcan’s latest accounts* say the academy...

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The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) Trust was dissolved last November. Its one academy, IPACA, had...

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The Government’s been peddling the same line for a couple of years. There are 1.9 million (sometimes two million) more pupils in...

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We’ve been here before. The Department for Education (DfE) publishes a press release with positive noises from ministers. But...

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