Further leases: United Learning’s schools.

I have also now had a swift and helpful response from United Learning:

‘To the best of my knowledge our Academies listed..are on 125 year leases with LA’s except for William Hulme which was previously an Independent School and Glenmoor and Winton which were previously Foundation Schools.’

The reply lists each school together with information about its lease:

Manchester Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Lambeth Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Northampton Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Salford City Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Barnsley Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Paddington Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Sheffield Park Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Sheffield Springs Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Walthamstow Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

North Oxfordshire Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Stockport Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Swindon Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

William Hulme’s Grammar School – 125 Year Lease with Trust

Accrington Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Midhurst Rother College – 125 Year Lease with LA

Kettering Buccleuch Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Shoreham Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

The Regis School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Hanwell Fields Community School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Southway Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Beacon View Primary Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Carter Community School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Kings Park Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Corngreaves Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Timbertree Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Grange Community School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Glenmoor School – Freehold (Previously a Foundation School)

The Victory Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Wilberforce Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Winton Arts and Media College – Freehold (Previously a Foundation School)

Abbey Hey Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

John Smeaton Community College – 125 Year Lease with LA

Nova Hreod – 125 Year Lease with LA

Silverdale Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Cravenwood Community Primary School – 125 Year Lease with LA

Richard Rose Central Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Richard Rose Morton Academy – 125 Year Lease with LA

Tideway School – 125 Year Lease with LA

 

Who owns state school land in England? Responses from ARK and Harris

So far I have had responses from ARK and Harris, both of which bear out the DfE’s explanation.

ARK said, in an email to me on March 20th 2014:

‘All schools within our network are leased from the relevant local authorities, with one exception. The exception is Burlington Danes Academy, in Hammersmith and Fulham, which is leased from the Burlington Danes Trust. The land was transferred to the trust by the local authority prior to the school becoming an ARK school.’

Harris said, in an email to me on 24th March 2014:

‘We have 27 open Free Schools and Academies. Of these only 5 have sites which are owned rather than leased. All of these except one are owned because the schools which became Academies owned their sites before conversion as Foundation Schools, so these sites were already out of LA control before conversion to an academy. The fifth one is a Free School which we have opened on a site we already owned. When an Academy Trust owns a site the DFE build into Funding Agreements restrictions that no disposal of the site can take place without Secretary of State agreement and this is registered as a notice on the registration of the site at Land Registry.’

I shall add more information as and when it seems useful!

 

[Note: Much of the original content of this first post seemed more useful in the ‘About’ section, so that I can update the overview as I find out more. So I’ve moved it  there.]