A Wiltshire primary school that is part of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust faces having its funding stopped and being rebrokered to a new sponsor after receiving an ‘inadequate’ grade from Ofsted in July.
Marden Vale CofE Academy was judged ‘inadequate’ in every category except its early years provision, which ‘requires improvement,’ following its first ever inspection in June. The school was placed in special measures.
As a result a ‘Minded to Terminate’ letter was issued to the members and directors of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust earlier this month by the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West, Lisa Mannall.
DfE ‘minded to terminate’ funding of ‘inadequate’ primary academy in Wiltshire
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Year 6 pupils at a primary academy in Birmingham run by the chain E-ACT will not receive scores for their reading and maths SATs, after the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) found “doubt over the accuracy or correctness” of the results.
The STA has been examining how the tests were managed at Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy since July 9, and has now concluded that no scores will be handed out for reading or maths this year.
E-ACT primary school has SATs results cancelled for reading and maths
The Department for Education could recover more than £300,000 in funding from a troubled academy chain, according to reports.
The government is said to be trying to get back up to £321,775 from the Bright Tribe academy trust because it does not have proof that money was spent on its intended purpose.
A DfE spokeswoman said: “Where funding is allocated to an academy trust for a specific reason, we expect it to be used for that. We are now recovering funding from the Bright Tribe trust.”