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Covid

Academy reserves surge to £3.9 billion after Covid savings

The average academy trust saw their reserves jump 29%, boosted by unlikely Covid windfalls

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Spring statement: Chancellor will review apprenticeship levy

But announcement contains no extra help for schools with rising energy bills

Freddie Whittaker
Shane Chowen and Freddie Whittaker
Schools

DfE to help schools on PFI handover – but guidance ‘too late’

Government guidance admits hundreds of projects risk 'disruption' and paying twice for repairs when PFI deals eventually expire

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

The head taking on PFI firms over new school ‘riddled’ with leaks

Newman RC College held back funds from PFI firms and threatened legal action against a council over repeated building...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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
Covid

All schools and trusts offered improvement help to tackle Covid woes

The trust and school improvement offer, including support from NLEs, is no longer limited to RI schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Funding

Raid on school budgets next year as £41m council grants axed

Councils warn school improvement services and maintained schools face a financial hit, with grant cuts expected to incentivise more...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Covid savings fuel record turnaround in maintained school finances

Lower energy and exam costs saved schools millions during lockdowns

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
School funding

Education funding squeeze ‘puts brakes on levelling up’, and 3 more IFS findings

A think tank report contrasts heavy education cuts contrast with surging healthcare spending

Tom Belger
Tom Belger