Providing and updating academy trust governance contacts

Information about notifying EFA of new and replacement academy trust members, trustees, accounting officers and chief financial officers.

The Academies Financial Handbook sets out the requirement that academy trusts, including free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools, must notify EFA about the vacating and filling of members, trustees, accounting officers and chief financial officers.

Trusts must notify EFA within 14 days of any change.

Notification must be made through the governance section of EduBase which is accessed via Secure Access.

All fields specified in Edubase for the named individuals must be completed.

Free schools only

You can also read further information about due diligence requirements for new free school members and trustees.

Published 17 June 2014
Last updated 13 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect the 2016 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook.
  2. Updated to provide a link to EduBase as part of new arrangements for a national database of governors.
  3. Updated to provide a link to the EFA Information Exchange where academies can view, edit and update their contact information.
  4. Updated to add a link to the academy contacts form.
  5. First published.