Police ‘looking at’ Wakefield City Academies Trust

West Yorkshire Police confirm they are investigating the collapsed trust after being contacted by Wakefield Council

Police are “looking at” Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT), Tes can reveal.

In September, the multi-academy trust announced it was giving up all its 21 schools after concluding it was unable to rapidly improve them.

The trust’s schools are set to be re-brokered to eight other academy chains. However, the collapse of WCAT has generated additional controversy because a number of its schools claim they had money transferred to the trust’s central accounts which now will not be returned.

Last month Wakefield Council passed a motion calling on the government to ensure “full restitution of all money transferred from schools reserves into WCAT’s central accounts” and demanding “that WCAT is not dissolved until its affairs have been fully investigated and the results made public”.

Read on… https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/police-looking-wakefield-city-academies-trust

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