YEP says: Wakefield City Academies financial crisis will hit pupils hardest

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School academies are run like businesses, and like any business they can get into financial difficulties.

When a business goes bust it’s the staff and the customers that pay the price, but when the business is being a school, then it is young people, the pupils, who will pay the price.

This isn’t good enough.

The failure of this academy have, as the council motion states, underminded education provision in the district and lcoal children hve been severly let down.

There has to be a more robust contingency plan. This has left the schools, and its pupils, in a real mess.