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Academies Enterprise Trust

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what funding his Department has provided for the Academies Enterprise Trust in each year since the Trust was established; (290739)

(2) which schools in (a) Essex and (b) elsewhere have been transferred to the Academies Enterprise Trust to date; on what date each such transfer took place; how much funding was provided to each school upon transfer; and from what sources such funding was drawn.

The following schools in Essex have been transferred to the Academies Enterprise Trust. No schools elsewhere have been transferred.

In September 2008: The Rickstones School became Rickstones Academy, Greensward College became Greensward Academy and the John Bramston School became the Maltings Academy. In September 2009, Bishops Park College and Colbayns High School became Clacton Coastal Academy.

The funding in the table was provided in respect of academies which constitute the Academies Enterprise Trust. The source of all funding is the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Total in respect of all academies within the Academies Enterprise Trust

Development funding provided prior to the academies opening

£

2008/09

2,838,314

2009/10

409,542

£

Funding provided once the academies were open

2008/09

2009/10

Greensward Academy

9,021,118

7,874,024

Maltings Academy

6,258,017

5,679,145

New Rickstones Academy

5,459,257

4,830,734

Clacton Coastal Academy

0

11,191,473

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) accounts and (b) annual reports provided to his Department by the Academies Enterprise Trust for each year of the Trust's existence. (290741)

We have not yet received any accounts or annual reports from the Academies Enterprises Trust.

The Academies Enterprises Trust comprises Greensward Academy, Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy, which opened in September 2008 and Clacton Coast which opened in September 2009. For the Academies that opened in 2008, their first annual report and accounts will cover the period 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009. The Trust would then have until 31 December 2009 to get their audited accounts to us. For the Clacton Coastal Academy, audited accounts are due to be with us by 31 December 2010.

Once finalised, the accounts will be in the public domain and will be published on the Charities Commission's website.