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Wakefield City Academies Trust

Question for Department for Education

UIN 128248, tabled on 19 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the amount of funding removed from individual school budgets by the Wakefield City Academy Trust.

Answered on

27 February 2018

Wakefield City Academies Trust is taking a trust-wide perspective of its finances, which many academy trusts do. The department is working to ensure all 21 academies transfer to incoming trusts in a way that secures the financial future for each school and the education of their pupils. All 21 academies will transfer to their new trusts with a balanced budget position, enabling incoming trusts to give each school a fresh start. To support this, the department is providing appropriate funding to the incoming trusts to improve pupil outcomes. The academies will be moving to a much more financially secure environment, and will be receiving excellent support from trusts with proven track records.