Bradford Council says WCAT ‘took £2m’ from city schools

A collapsed academy chain has been accused of taking more than £2m of school funds.

Bradford Council claims Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) moved the money out of city schools’ reserves and into its centralised accounts.

WCAT pulled out of running 21 schools in Yorkshire, including five in Bradford, in September.

The council is pursuing the matter with the Department for Education. WCAT declined to comment on the claims.

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