Grants to academies to stabilise their finances in financial year 2016/17

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Dear Department for Education

Recent criteria for agreeing loan schemes to schools make it clear that 'in exceptional cases, such as those where additional funding is absolutely necessary to stabilise the school’s finances and ensure minimal disruption to pupils’ education, the ESFA can provide a grant' to academies. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

I should be grateful if you could let me know the total amount of any such grants given to academy trusts in financial year 2016/17. I should also be grateful if you could supply me with a breakdown giving the names of academy trusts receiving such a grant and the amount.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

J Downs

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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Dear Department for Education

I have not yet received a reply to my Freedom of Information Request for details of grants to academies to stabilise their financial year 2016/17.

By law, I should have received a reply after 20 working days.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

J Downs

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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Dear Ms Downs

Please find a response attached.

Kind regards

ESFA Enquiry Service

Dear ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

Thank you for your reply. I should be grateful if you could clarify one point.

The attached list refers to Redhill Academy. I should be grateful if you could let me know if this is Redhill Academy, the single academy trust, or Redhill Academy Trust, the multi-academy trust.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

J Downs

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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I've written about these grants here: http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/20...
The linked article is the final in a series about these grants. It contains links to the others.

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Ms Downs,

 

Thank you for your email. We can confirm that the data you received refers
to the Redhill Academy in Nottinghamshire, postcode: NG5 8GX. This academy
is part of the Redhill Academy Trust multi-academy trust.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mark Wilson

Academy National Operations

Education and Skills Funding Agency

 

Dear ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

Thank you for clarifying which Redhill Academy was being referred to.

Yours sincerely,

J Downs

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that
we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted.

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Ms Downs,

 

Thank you for your email. We can confirm that the data you received refers
to the Redhill Academy in Nottinghamshire, postcode: NG5 8GX. This academy
is part of the Redhill Academy Trust multi-academy trust.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mark Wilson

Academy National Operations

Education and Skills Funding Agency

academy questions, Department for Education

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The reply dated 21 January 2019 is a response to my request for details of grants to academies to stabilise their finances in financial year 2017/18. These details were requested in a separate FoI request here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

DfE-EFA Academies  (EFA), Department for Education

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Dear Ms Downs,

Our sincere apologies but unfortunately due to a technical error, an
incomplete spreadsheet was attached with our response. Please find
attached the full dataset for exceptional grants given to academy trusts
in 2017/18

Many thanks,

 Education & Skills Funding Agency

J Downs left an annotation ()

I've written about this here: https://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2...

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Ms Downs,

 

We are writing to update you about the exceptional grant data that has
previously been disclosed to you. Following a regular data cleanse and
update, we can confirm that the £150,000 that was provided to the JCB
Academy in 2017/18 is recoverable funding, which the academy will pay back
and not a grant.

 

Please be advised that this update is not issued under the FOI Act, but
given the very recent issue of data to you, we want to ensure that the
data you hold is correct and up-to-date

 

Kind regards,

 

Education and Skills Funding Agency

Dear ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

Thank you for letting me know that the amount awarded to JCB Academy was not a grant but a repayable loan. I have added an update to the two articles I wrote about grants given to academies in 2017/18.

https://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2...

https://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2...

Yours sincerely,

J Downs

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that
we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted.

We will respond to you within 20 working days.

 

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