New trust takes reins at Doncaster primary school following shock withdrawal of sponsor

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A new trust in charge of a Doncaster primary school offloaded by a crisis-hit academy chain is confident it can repeat past success and improve the life chances of its pupils. Carr Lodge Academy, in Edlington was one of 21 … Continue reading

Police ‘looking at’ Wakefield City Academies Trust

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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

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

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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