Names of academies changing hands between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015

J Downs made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Education

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Dear Department for Education

I should be grateful if you could send me the names of all academies which changed hands between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015. The information should include:

1 Name of academy and any subsequent name change;
2 Name of sponsor or chain giving up the academy;
3 Name of sponsor or chain accepting the academy;
4 The date on which transfer occurred.

Please note I am not requesting the cost of these transfers. I understand the costs will be published at some unspecified date some time in the future.

Yours faithfully,

J Downs

Department for Education

Dear J Downs


Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence
received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you
are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
correspondence has been allocated reference number 2016 - 0021224


Thank you


Department for Education

Ministerial and Public Communications Division

Tel: 0370 000 2288


Department for Education

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Dear Ms Downs,

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 26 April 2016. You requested the names of all academies which changed hands between 1 September 2015 and 31 December 2015. I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
A copy of the information is enclosed in the format you requested.

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Yours sincerely,

Raman Chattha

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