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City Academies

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills where the accounts of city academies will be recorded. [110056]

As Academies will be registered charities as well as companies, their accounts will be recorded with both Companies House and The Charity Commission. Academies will also keep a record of their accounts at their registered offices.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools have become City Academies in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [110140]

Three Academies opened in 2002 in Bexley, Haringey and Middlesbrough. Nine further Academies will open in September 2003. These are in Brent, Bristol, Ealing, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Walsall and two in Southwark.