• Ministers finally set to shut down Perry Beeches

    The controversial Perry Beeches academy trust in Birmingham is finally set to be disbanded, with its five schools handed to other trusts, 15 months after financial irregularities were first revealed. Schools Week understands that proposals to close the trust and rebroker its schools have finally been agreed, and are awaiting sign-off from the academies minister

    5.00 Jul. 7th, 2017 | News

  • Perry Beeches: second investigation reveals trust breached rules over Labour donation

    An academy trust already under-fire over related party transactions broke the rules when it made a political donation and paid a company owned by a relative of a director for consultancy services, an Education Funding Agency investigation has revealed. A second inquiry into the Perry Beeches academy trust, which runs five schools in Birmingham, has

    16.44 Dec. 1st, 2016 | News

  • Famed 'turnaround' Perry Beeches academy rated inadequate, Ofsted leak reveals

    The flagship academy of a scandal-hit trust previously lauded by Prime Minister David Cameron has been rated as inadequate, according to a leaked version of a final Ofsted inspection report seen by Schools Week. Ofsted inspectors found Perry Beeches the Academy, in Birmingham, was in “serious decline” and its governing body “dysfunctional”, with “leadership and

    18.42 Nov. 17th, 2016 | News