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Academies: Sponsorship

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what procedures apply when the lead sponsor of an academy withdraws from involvement after the academy has been established. (245243)

If a sponsor wishes to withdraw involvement once an academy has been opened then the academy trust and DCSF will agree the best way forward. The prime consideration will be the needs of the pupils at the academy.