Academies

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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Turner Schools, a small multi-academy trust (MAT) which runs four schools in Folkestone, is proud of the amount of money it’s...

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Yesterday, this site questioned the reliability of the Department for Education (DfE) plan for recovering longer term advances...

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Delta Education Trust, formerly The Quay School Academy Trust, agreed a ‘recovery plan’ of £480k with the Education and Skills...

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The Department for Education ( DfE ) says ‘additional funding’ to academies may be provided ‘In the most serious cases’. But...

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Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT) is one of seven academy trusts which owed the Education and Skills Funding Agency £1m or more...

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Seven academy trusts owed more than £1m each by the end of March 2018, the Department for Education has revealed*. Here are...

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Harris Federation, which runs 47 academies in the London area, owes the Department for Education £617,500, a Freedom of...

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