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Sponsors for WCAT schools have ‘variable’ school improvement record

The government needs to explain why it picked certain trusts as sponsors for the schools that belonged to the collapsed Wakefield City Academies Trust, a former shadow education secretary has said, after it emerged they had a variable record of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Yorkshire academy chain defends spending more than £300,000 on IT deal with firm run by its own boss

AN ACADEMY chain in Yorkshire has paid close to £450,000 to companies belonging to its chief executive and his daughter, figures reveal. Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) has defended the spending for IT services for its schools and clerking work … Continue reading

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Council to refer WCAT to police over finance concerns

The leader of Wakefield Council is to refer the Wakefield City Academies Trust to the police over alleged financial irregularities, after the authority voted to demand that £1.5 million in reserves taken from three of its schools is returned by … Continue reading

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Wakefield City Academies Trust should face police probe, says council leader

 Police should be called in to investigate the demise of an academy chain, says the leader of Wakefield Council. During a meeting of full council today, it was claimed that Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) transferred millions of pounds of … Continue reading

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Accountants ‘brought in to examine collapse of Wakefield City Academies Trust’

MP says he lacks confidence in the system after meeting Justine Greening to discuss the failure of prominent academy chain A leading accountancy firm has been appointed to examine the collapse of Wakefield City Academies Trust but the government has … Continue reading

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Three schools could lose £1.5m in Wakefield City Academies Trust collapse

Three schools in the Wakefield district could lose a total of more than £1.5m after the demise of an academy chain, members of Wakefield Council have warned. A motion, due to be discussed by councillors as the Express went to … Continue reading

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