In 2016, the School Partnership Trust Academies (SPTA) which sponsored 44 academies across Yorkshire and Humber was rebranded as the Delta Academies Trust, due to its failing status. It was bearing the burden of debt and poor governance.

Paul Tarn is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of Delta Academies Trust. In February 2016 the Trust had a projected deficit for 2017/18 of £8.6m. The Trust has made very rapid improvements and is now recognised nationally as one of the top three very high performing large sponsors. 

In 2019-20, the trust moved an additional £5.7m from revenue to capital and yet still had a very large surplus. In this session from The Academy Funding and Finance Conference, 2021, Paul shared the recovery strategy of the Delta Academies Trust, as well as the financial impact of the restructure.

How useful was this article?

Please click on a star to rate it

The Delta Academies Trust took over the failing School Partnership Trust Academies in 2016. Paul Tarn, Chief Executive Officer shared the recovery strategy of the Delta Trust and the financial impact of the rebranding.

Register now to continue accessing this page

Register Or Subscribe

Already registered? Sign-in here

Subscribe today and use MGC to discover how your peers, across the country, are implementing policies and driving change so you can learn from their experiences, apply best practice, and develop your expertise.

Why Subscribe?
  1. Access to a dedicated public sector resource that you read, see and hear.
  2. More than 50 new articles per month
  3. Insights into how to deliver better public services
  4. The latest best practice in your sector
  5. Evidence base case study focused videos, original articles, interviews and more
  6. Save time by personalising your MGC to only see the relevant content you need
  7. Automatically earn and track your CPD points
  8. Discounts to Government Events and GovPD training courses
  9. Monthly update newsletter