More than 80 academy trusts named for submitting spending data late

More than 80 academy trusts that submitted financial information late have today been named by the government as part of its latest academies transparency drive.

A government release published today revealed that 97 per cent of trusts submitted financial returns to the government on time for the 2017-18 academic year.

However 88 trusts – three per cent of those nationally – failed to file two or more financial returns to the government on time.

One of the trusts, Teddington School, failed to submit on time all four financial returns – listed as the accounts return, financial statements, and two budget forecast return documents.

It was the only trust to miss all four deadlines.

It is the first time the government has published the names of the trusts, and is the latest step in a transparency drive that includes a clampdown on related-party transactions. Education secretary Damian Hinds announced earlier this year that trusts will have to get government approval for such transactions over £20,000 from next April.

Today, academies minister Lord Agnew said the government had “made sure that increased autonomy is supported with increased transparency”, adding: “And this transparency means that we know and can take action where trusts are not following the clear rules we have laid down.”

He said providing financial returns helps the government scrutinise the financial health of academies is robust, and they “continue to be more transparent in their reporting than local authority schools”.

Agnew added: “It’s encouraging that the overwhelming majority reported on time, and we are taking action in the small number of cases where we find that this has not happened.”

The government is also due to publish its second academies annual report later today. The document will reveal details of the expenditure and performance of the country’s 7,000 academies.


Named: The trusts that submitted spending data late

Academy Transformation Trust

Akaal Academy Trust Derby Limited

Ashwell Academy

Beacon Multi-academy Trust Limited

Beddington Park Academy Trust

Beeches Learning And Development Trust

Bradfield School

Brent Specialist Academy Trust

Brightwells Academy Trust

Brockhampton Academy Trust

Chetwynde School Limited

Church Hill Church of England Junior School

Connaught School for Girls

Co-operative Education East

Darrington Church of England Primary School

Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy

Eden Primary Trust

Empowering Minds Academy Trust

Excellence In Education Trust

Freeman’s Endowed Church of England Junior Academy

Future Schools Trust

Greater Peterborough UTC

Gumley House Convent School FCJ

Henley-In-Arden Church of England Primary School

Hereford Integrated Behaviour Outreach Service

Inspiring Futures Academy Trust

Lakes Academies Trust

Langdale Free School

Leading Learners Multi Academy Trust

Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School Academy Trust

New Generation Schools Trust

Nishkam School Trust

Northampton School for Boys

Parallel Learning Trust

Parkstone Grammar School Trust

Paxton Academy Ltd

Pendle Education Trust

Prestolee Multi Academy Trust

Ralph Sadleir School

RightforSuccess Trust

Route 39 Academy Trust Limited

Rugby High School Academy Trust

Ryvers School

Sail Academy Trust

Salford Academy Trust

Salvatorian College

Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College

Sir Thomas Fremantle School

South Wiltshire UTC Limited

St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School

St Giles Church of England Academy

St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust

St. James the Great R.C. Primary and Nursery School

St. Michael’s Academy

Stratton Education Trust

Success for All Educational Trust (SFAET)

Sussex Education Trust Ltd

TBAP Trust

TCAT Multi Academy Trust

Teddington School

The Academy of Woodlands

The Cardinal Hume Academies Trust

The Cedars Academy Trust

The Delta Education Trust

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust

The Fallibroome Trust

The Hamblin Education Trust

The Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust

The Inspire Learning Partnership

The Mountbatten School

The Oxford Academy Trust

The SchoolsCompany Trust

The Sovereign Trust

The Waldegrave Trust

Tower Hamlets Enterprise Academy Ltd


Uttoxeter Learning Trust

Wandle Valley School

Waseley Hills High School

Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust

West Nottinghamshire Educational Trust

Westfield Academy

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School

Wilson Stuart School

Woodard Academies Trust

Woodfield Academy

Yesoiday Hatorah School

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