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Thursday 3 May 2012

School building maintenance in academies

From ken frost:

at the present time my school{large primary]the lea has the responsibility for large cost repairs to the school ie roofs etc.When one changes to an Academy who foots these bills

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  1. Andy Clayton said:

    Quite simply the academy does.

    I assume that your school is a community school. Therefore on conversion to an academy it would become the leasee of the land and buildings of the school (for 125 years at a peppercorn rent) and as such would be responsible for their upkeep, insurance etc.

    This situation is similar to that of the former grant-maintained schools of the 1990’s, which were converted to foundation schools under the 1998 Schools Standards and Framework Act. These schools, the majority of which have since converted to academies incidentally, will have been responsible for all the maintenance of their school’s buildings since the early 1900’s.

    Clearly all of these schools have successfully managed this responsibility for a couple of decades now.

    4 May 2012 at 4:46pm
  2. LUCY said:

    ALL EXPENSES ARE PAID BY THE SECRETATY OF STATE, I READ IT IN THE SAINT MARY MGDALEN ACADEMY CONTRACT WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE, THEY CLAIM ALL THE EXPENSES FROM HIS OFFICE, YOU CAN FIND IT FROM THE ARCHIVES, GOOD READING, BYE..

    10 May 2012 at 1:53pm
  3. LUCY said:

    THE ACADEMY CONTRACT : webarchives.gov.uk/20081023162158/dcsf.gov.uk/foischeme/_documents/dfe_-internetexplorer
    GOOD READING,BYE..

    10 May 2012 at 1:59pm

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