I am fascinated and outraged by this story
It shows a local authority giving clear preferential funding treatment to Academies that it sponsors. Surely if this is central government funding, all of the schools in the county should have a claim on it? What legal right do they have to just split the money amongst the academies that it controls? I am amazed that other local schools are not up in arms.
And what do people on here think about LAs acting as sponsors? I am really interested in what actually changes for the schools. Despite the unfairness of this case, could it be a way forward in preserving local co-ordination of provision?