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More heads cut school trips amid funding crisis

Sutton Trust research finds steep rises in schools cutting back on teaching assistants and IT equipment

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Academies

Biggest primary trust plans to take control of its schools’ funding

REAch2 said GAG pooling would allow 'strategic' decisions and 'solidarity', but unions fear dozens of job cuts and want...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Agnew’s crusade uncovers financial mishaps in maintained schools

A crackdown begun by ex-minister Lord Agnew reveals the extent of financial mismanagement, deficits and fraud among maintained schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Hanson Academy: Turning around the school no-one wanted

Delta is overhauling a Bradford academy, but questions remain over the former 'orphan' school's 11-year wait for a sponsor

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Jump in reserves leaves maintained schools sitting on £2.2 billion

Covid savings and project delays shored up reserves before the current cost-of-living squeeze

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

School cuts campaign to focus on plight of special schools

Unions' website will refocus on the funding woes of special schools and post-16 institutions after claiming victory in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

New ESFA chief vows ‘culture shift’ to ease trust fears

Watchdog must avoid jumping to 'punitive measures too quickly', but 'laser-like' focus on financial management justified

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Apocalyptic’: 500 per cent energy price hikes plunge schools into winter crisis

Skyrocketing prices force school leaders into 'unpalatable' choices to keep classrooms open this winter

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Trust blames not balancing books on lack of DfE Covid cash

An expert said standalone academies faced particular challenges, but Covid boosted rather than worsened many schools' finances

Tom Belger
Tom Belger