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Academisation: Letting businesses run schools leads to riches for some but a poorer education

The arrival of academisation really marked a step up in the ascent of the role of business in the education sphere. Businesses came to run schools. Now, a rudimentary bit of education should make clear to any student (or politician) … Continue reading

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Academy transfer market costs hit £30m as 300 more schools rebrokered this year

Costs for the academy transfer market have surpassed the £30 million mark as a record number of academies were rebrokered this year. Figures released by the Department for Education today show that 307 academies moved to a new trust in … Continue reading

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Fifth of academies change hands because sponsor closes

More than a fifth of academies changing hands last year did so because the sponsoring trust closed, new figures show. The proportion of academies moving trust has also risen sevenfold in six years, according to Department for Education statistics. https://www.tes.com/news/fifth-academies-change-hands-because-sponsor-closes ADVERTISEMENT … Continue reading

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Bigger MATs are less efficient, report finds

Bigger multi-academy trusts have higher per-pupil costs than smaller trusts, a new analysis has found. The study also concluded that oversight functions performed by academies cost more per pupil than in local authorities and that the English school system is an … Continue reading

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News Financial self-assessment check for academies to become mandatory

Academy trusts will be required to complete an annual finance check-up as part of the government’s push to level up accountability across all school types. The self-assessment tool helps trusts check the strength of their financial and resource management systems. … Continue reading

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