Academies

Academy trusts get £21m in non-repayable bailouts

The Academies Enterprise Trust received £2 million, one of more than 80 trusts bailed out in a single year

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Trusts rack up £3bn surplus, and 6 more academy sector accounts findings

The report reveals rising reserves, more spending rule breaches and more trusts under scrutiny over high pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

ESFA acts as costs of collapsed academy trusts double

Government wrote off more than £10m on failed trusts last year alone

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

£4m cost of failed academy trust, and 5 more ESFA accounts findings

The Education and Skills Funding Agency, which distributes £62 billion of education funding, has published its annual accounts for...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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
News

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
News

Former RSC John Edwards named interim ESFA chief executive

A former regional schools commissioner has been appointed interim chief executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. John...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Bailed-out academy boss set for £150k payout, despite £1.1m budget hole

A single academy trust facing closure has set aside a £150,000 payout for its chief executive, despite reporting a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger