• New lease of life for 11 WCAT schools

    Eleven of the schools previously run by the collapsed Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) have officially transferred to new sponsors. WCAT announced last September that it was giving up all 21 of its schools, because it lacked “the capacity to facilitate the rapid improvement our academies need and our students deserve”. The move followed the appointment of a

    9.59 Apr. 11th, 2018 | News

  • WCAT school left without sponsor over £1 million-a-year PFI contract

    A private finance initiative contract costing more than £1 million a year has stopped one of the last schools left from the collapsed Wakefield City Academies Trust from finding a new home. Mexborough Academy is one of the last two of WCAT’s 21 schools left without a new sponsor since the trust’s collapse in September.

    7.00 Mar. 9th, 2018 | News