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Academy loses fight with council on restricting pupil numbers

An academy that wanted to reduce its admissions to restrict the number of pupils it had to accept mid-year...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Multiple rule breaches found in Dunham Trust ESFA investigation

An academy trust that paid out tens of thousands of pounds to related parties, spent over £1,000 for staff...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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MAT to lose its four schools after ‘breakdown of trust’ among local governors

An academy trust will lose its four schools following a “breakdown in trust” between its central operation and local...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Leading AP academy trust to close

A leading academy trust for excluded and vulnerable learners is to close and give up its seven schools after...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Closing trust gave CEO six -figure pay-off

An academy trust set to close over financial worries awarded its outgoing chief executive a £115,000 severance package –...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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Special school with ‘serious, widespread’ safeguarding failures to get a new sponsor

A residential special school in Worcestershire will be moved to a new academy trust after inspectors identified “serious, widespread”...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Exposed: The academy trust chief who boasted he ‘flicked away’ safeguarding concerns

An academy trust boss has boasted that he simply “flicked away” safeguarding complaints made by a whistleblower at a...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Investigation: Meet the head paid £260k to run one school

A single-school academy trust has upped the pay of its top executive to £260,000, making him one of the...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Ormiston Academies Trust got £1.1m government loan

One of the country’s largest multi-academy trusts was lent more than £1 million by the government to help “cash...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross