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Academies

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL5017, tabled on 15 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is possible for a school in a multi-academy trust to opt by resolution of its governing body to become a stand-alone academy; and, if so, how many such schools have done so in the last three years.

Answered on

31 December 2021

It is not possible for a school in a multi academy trust to opt by resolution of its local governing board to become a stand-alone academy

It is possible, however, for an academy to leave a multi academy trust with the mutual agreement of the governing board of the trust and the Secretary of State for Education. Before agreeing to such a move, the Secretary of State for Education would need assurance that it would be in the best interest of all pupils within the trust. However, there have been no recorded instances of this happening during the last 3 years.