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Concerns raised about proposed sponsors of schools dropped by Wakefield City Academies Trust

NEU calls for DfE to consider letting the academies revert to local authority maintained status Concerns have been raised about the capacity of the academy trusts the government wants to take over 21 schools that have been given up by … Continue reading

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Astrea and Outwood Grange in the running to take over Wakefield City Academies Trust schools

An announcement about how Wakefield City Academies’ 21 schools will be rebrokered is expected tomorrow Astrea Academies Trust and Outwood Grange Academies Trust are among the organisations that have been in talks about taking on schools run by Wakefield City Academies … Continue reading

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Questions over Wakefield City Academies Trust finances

Questions continue to be raised over the financial management of an academy chain which will cease running all its 21 schools. The demise of Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) was discussed at a public meeting on Friday organised by teaching … Continue reading

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Secrecy claims around Wakefield City Academies Trust demise

Parents and politicians claim they have been kept in the dark over the collapse of an academy trust which ran 21 schools across Yorkshire. Just days into the new term, Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) announced it was giving up … Continue reading

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Academy trusts spend millions on uninspected private alternative provision

Multi-academy trusts spend three times as much on private alternative provision as they do on local authority alternative provision – even though many private providers have never been checked by Ofsted. Schools Week asked the largest multi-academy trusts to give … Continue reading

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Meeting to demand answers over demise of Wakefield City Academies Trust

Answers will be demanded over the collapse of an academy trust which runs 21 schools at a public meeting on Friday. The demise of Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) will be discussed at the event, organised by union leaders and … Continue reading

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Uncertain future after failing academy trust pulls out of schools

YOUNGSTERS at two schools face an uncertain future after the shock announcement that their academy chain will be wound up following disappointing exam results. The board at Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) — which runs Swinton Brookfield Primary Academy and … Continue reading

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