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Academy trustees: legal obligations

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Last updated on 25 January 2017
School types: Academy · School phases: Primary, Secondary
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What legal obligations are placed upon trustees in academies? Academy trustees have legal duties as charity trustees and as company directors. We refer to the Governance Handbook, the Academies Financial Handbook, and guidance for schools produced by the Charity Commission, Governors for Schools and the DfE.

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Contents

  1. 1 Governance Handbook: trustees' legal duties
  2. 2 Compliance with charity law
  3. 3 Compliance with company law
  4. 4 Other sources of legal guidance for academy trustees

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