09 February 2015

Trojan Horse-linked Park View Trust probed over £27,000 paid to PR firm from money meant for pupils

Education Funding Agency rule out fraud but uncover £70,000 worth of “financial irregularities” at Trust which runs Park View School.

A Trust behind three of Birmingham’s Trojan Horse-linked schools has been accused of squandering £27,000 of cash meant for disadvantaged pupils on a public relations campaign.

The Education Funding Agency investigated allegations Park View Educational Trust handed over the cash out of pupil premium funding - which is supposed to be spent on under-privileged children.

The EFA probe also looked at whether pupil premium money was used to fund a staff trip to the House of Commons, but said a lack of accounts made it impossible to verify either those allegations or the PR campaign claims. [Birmingham Mail] Read more