Cost of PFI at Doncaster school hindering efforts to find new trust

The cost of paying for a PFI deal on a Doncaster school may be hindering efforts to find a trust to run it, fears a chairman of the governors.

Sean Gibbons, co-chairman of governors at Mexborough Academy, is concerned the cost of paying the Private Finance Initiative costs is putting off potential sponsors who could take over the school, after it was dropped by its previous trust, Wakefield City Academies Trust.

It has been linked with the Delta Academies Trust, which is already taking over Montagu Primary School in Mexborough.

Mr Gibbons said: “I feel there is a need to sort things out with the Department for Education and Delta properly and quickly.

It is not fair on the students and staff are having to be put through this uncertainty, especially as a deal has already been done at Montagu.

Read more at: https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/cost-of-pfi-at-doncaster-school-hindering-efforts-to-find-new-trust-1-9043832

LucyJ

 

1 thought on “Cost of PFI at Doncaster school hindering efforts to find new trust

Leave your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.