Academies Enterprise Trust loses two more schools

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has rebrokered two of its schools at the request of their relevant regional schools commissioners.

The AET will rebroker Everest Community Academy, in Basingstoke and Cordeaux Academy, in Lincolnshire.

The trust was put on the Department for Education’s (DfE) “pause list” five years ago – meaning they were not allowed to sponsor new schools – after running into trouble following quick expansion in the early years of the academy programme.

AET has been taken off the “pause list” this year, and was again considering expansion following a leadership overhaul.

But, according to Schools Week, the trust has been told to rebroker both Everest and Cordeaux academies.

A trust spokesperson added that “further discussions” are under way with the DfE concerning a “small number of other AET academies, yet to be confirmed”, meaning more of its schools could also be rebrokered to other academy trusts.

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