Academies, Covid

MATs gain schools and record cash boost amid Covid

Academies boasted record levels of spare cash and continued to expand amid the pandemic, Kreston's annual benchmarking report shows

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Discrimination’: Small trusts denied two-thirds of repairs cash

One school has seen six bids to replace a dilapidated classroom rejected, sparking claims rural schools are at a...

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
Academies

Academy trusts get £21m in non-repayable bailouts

The Academies Enterprise Trust received £2 million, one of more than 80 trusts bailed out in a single year

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Trusts rack up £3bn surplus, and 6 more academy sector accounts findings

The report reveals rising reserves, more spending rule breaches and more trusts under scrutiny over high pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

DfE lets Harris and Oasis off the hook for £9.4m academy sponsor contributions

The government has written off cash owed as collection efforts have been 'exhausted'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DfE extends Covid workforce fund until Feb half-term

The scheme was reintroduced last month amid rising rates

James Carr
James Carr
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
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