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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.