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

Investigate trusts amassing ‘substantial reserves’, watchdog tells DfE

A report found mainstream school finances had “held up well" in recent years, despite austerity cuts and other funding...

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

Academy trust raids £7.7m reserves to resist cuts

An academy trust has set aside half of its reserves to prop up its budget rather than make cuts...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross