Academies

Everything you need to know about the ESFA review

The agency will be stripped of academy oversight, lose hundreds of staff and face a governance shakeup after the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Let schools quit trusts and create super-regulator to complete academisation, ministers told

Ex-adviser also calls for 'range of new powers' for councils under fully-academised system

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE clamps down on loophole allowing fraudsters in classrooms

New banning powers would also apply to ex-teachers and those in online schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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