Academies

Church schools facing forced academy conversion

Catholic and Anglican chiefs say that multi-academy trusts can solve 'existential' threats

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Archdiocese ‘ruling by diktat’ as schools told to academise by 2023

The Archbishop of Birmingham has said academisation is an "essential" reform to protect Catholic education

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ofsted boost for school in ‘David and Goliath’ court battle against academisation

A 'good' rating takes Yew Tree Primary School a step closer to resisting academisation after it took the DfE...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Schools told to hike contributions to boost repairs grant bids

Schools must double their contributions to score top marks in CIF bids

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

‘Not a race’ for all schools to join MATs, says Herrington

Dominic Herrington's comments come amid predictions all schools will convert by 2030, and warnings of resistance from maintained and...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Government vetoes more academy deals with linked firms

108 academy trust 'related party transactions' were blocked in 2020-21, more than twice the previous year's figures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

ESFA probes trust forced to up top-slice after overspend

Documents suggest the Oval trust 'set a deficit budget, miscalculated income...and overspent', while a new board came in after...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

New alliance to stop schools being swept under MAT

Experts said the new West Kent Single Academy Trust Alliance showed there were 'other models' to the government's preferred...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

How do you solve a problem like academies?

Ministers face difficult choices as they seek to move more schools into academy trusts

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker