Schools

PFI firm makes millions as taxpayers pay £870,000 a year for empty school

Wirral council faces eye-watering annual PFI bills despite Kingsway Academy lying empty since 2018

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
Schools

Warning over ‘cruel’ school funding ‘have and have nots’

MPs urge government to 'thoroughly investigate' regional divides

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
dfe

DfE apologises to academy finance staff over data blunder

Contact details for staff at an academy finance professionals event were accidentally shared with other attendees

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
school funding

Richer trusts get richer by investing spare cash

A handful of trusts are making six-figure sums through stocks, wealth managers and other investment strategies, while most get...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

National funding formula: Extra cash for 1,300 remote schools

The government has more than doubled a funding pot for small schools in remote areas, with up to 1,300...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Exams 2021: AQA to return 26% of fees paid by schools

Exam board AQA has confirmed it will once again return just 26 per cent of entry fees paid this...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker