Schools: Finance:Written question - 182808

Asked by Jim McMahon
(Oldham West and Royton)

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Asked on: 23 October 2018
Department for Education
Schools: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many referrals were made to the police in relation to the finances of (a) academies and (b) free schools.
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 26 October 2018
Holding answer received on 26 October 2018

Since the establishment of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on 1 April 2012, the ESFA has taken action to refer:

a) 16 academies to the police, of which

b) 2 are free schools,

in relation to their finances.

The ESFA does not hold data regarding local authority maintained schools referred to the police in relation to their finances. This data is managed by local authorities.

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