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Burgers and weddings: how schools are making money in tight times

Some schools are generating tens of thousands of pounds a year by renting out wedding spaces, hiring out food...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

How did schools come to talk like business?

Headteachers and leaders of academy trusts should be paid well, says Anita Kerwin-Nye. Just don’t justify their high salaries...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Schools cannot make any more cuts

Reduced budgets have already had devastating consequences in East Sussex, says Liam Collins. “If there are more things that...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Wealthy academy sponsors safeguard school trips amid funding squeeze

Donations from wealthy sponsors are helping academy trusts to safeguard school trips, breakfast clubs and sports competitions as other...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Two for-profit sponsors back out of academy market

Two academy trusts set up by for-profit providers that have made millions running schools across the globe have ended...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Booming academy transfer market pushes costs to potential £30m

More than 100 schools are now rebrokered every year as the booming academy transfer market pushes costs to a...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Top DfE civil servant blames poor communication for an accounting blunder

The Department for Education’s top civil servant has admitted that better communication could have solved an administrative error that...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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School tells staff to switch off ‘non-essential’ lights to save money

A school has told staff to “switch off non-essential” lights – even when pupils are in school – to...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Auditors flag increase in financially ‘unviable’ academy trusts

Auditors are increasingly raising the alarm about academy trusts at risk of running out of money, with chains raiding...

John Dickens
John Dickens