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Two-thirds of heads warn schools face cuts despite ‘record’ funding

Two-thirds of primary school leaders say sharp cutbacks could be needed to balance their books in two years’ time,...

Tom Belger
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Small academy trusts told to use reserves to fund urgent safety repairs

The government has warned small academy trusts and sixth form colleges they will be denied funding for urgent health...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Ofsted’s 2020-21 annual report and accounts: 8 things we learned

Ofsted has published its corporate annual report and accounts, laying bare how the watchdog’s work has changed in an...

James Carr
James Carr
News

‘No frills’ private school racks up £170k loss

The country’s first “no frills” private school – charging pupils just £60 a week – has posted a £170,000...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy trusts to face tougher financial checks

Academy trusts can expect tougher checks on their finances as auditors sharpen up following high-profile auditing scandals – and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

23 trusts submitted financial returns late

The government has named and shamed 23 academy trusts that were late in submitting financial returns in the last...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Systematic failure’ lifts academy trust’s deficit to £2.4m

An academy trust in charge of schools for excluded and vulnerable pupils unknowingly racked up a £2.4 million deficit...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker