Regulation of schools and academies with exempt charity status

Guidance about the regulation of schools and academies as exempt charities.



This is for exempt charities:

  • academy trusts
  • sixth-form colleges
  • voluntary-aided schools
  • voluntary-controlled schools
  • foundation trust schools

It outlines:

  • the role of the Secretary of State for Education as Principal Regulator
  • exempt charities’ duties and responsibilities

Voluntary schools are established by a religious organisation, and partly or entirely funded by a local authority.

Published 14 February 2014