Schools

Schools face struggle to plug the gaps in ‘bankrupt’ Birmingham

School leaders warn councils making multi-million pound cuts to children's service is a 'sign that something is badly wrong'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

‘Bankrupt’ councils eye education budgets for savings

School leaders urge government to invest more in public services amid potential cuts

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Agnew’s crusade uncovers financial mishaps in maintained schools

A crackdown begun by ex-minister Lord Agnew reveals the extent of financial mismanagement, deficits and fraud among maintained schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
SEND

School leaders rebel over raid on reserves amid ‘shameful’ bail-out ultimatum

A council set for a multi-million pound government bailout to bring its soaring SEND deficit under control will claw back...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Schools

Jump in reserves leaves maintained schools sitting on £2.2 billion

Covid savings and project delays shored up reserves before the current cost-of-living squeeze

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Devon council appoints academy chiefs to run education services

Experts say academisation is increasingly hollowing out council expertise in education

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

29 areas vie for spots on council academy trust pilot

Only a third of councils which applied are likely to be able to join the pilot launching their own...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council trusts allowed to run schools beyond their own boundaries

Sector leaders said LA-founded MATs should be allowed to expand anywhere like other trusts, but one expert warned of...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council to lend academy £1m for Holland Park bid as Harris also enters battle

A standalone academy co-sponsored by Kensington and Chelsea is vying with Harris and United Learning to run the scandal-hit...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger