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Schools: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 182808, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many referrals were made to the police in relation to the finances of (a) academies and (b) free schools.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 October 2018

Since the establishment of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on 1 April 2012, the ESFA has taken action to refer:

a) 16 academies to the police, of which

b) 2 are free schools,

in relation to their finances.

The ESFA does not hold data regarding local authority maintained schools referred to the police in relation to their finances. This data is managed by local authorities.

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