• Government urged to show it 'has teeth' as academy scandals stack up

    The government has been urged to show it has the “teeth” to deal with people implicated in major academy finance scandals. Several instances of financial “impropriety” at the Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust (LSSAT) have been reported to the Education Funding Agency (EFA), though the government is yet to publish an investigation into financial management

    5.00 Jun. 16th, 2017 | News

  • Accounts reveal shocking financial mismanagement at defunct academy trust

    A new report has exposed how an academy trust under investigation by the government has repeatedly breached finance rules – including paying staff severance cash before re-employing them the next day, and spending public money on “luxury” booze. The overdue annual accounts for the Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust (LSSAT), published this week, reveal that

    15.09 Jun. 7th, 2017 | News

  • Former trust boss’s new private school closes after six months

    A private school set up by the founder of a collapsed academy chain has closed six months after it opened – leaving more than 80 pupils stranded. Schools Week revealed last week that parents and staff at Henriette Le Forestier preparatory school in Croydon, south London, were told it would break up nine days before

    5.00 Mar. 25th, 2017 | News