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If a maintained diocesan school closes permanently and the governing body dissolves, who owns the assets within the property, such as IT equipment?

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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England
Published on LexisPSL on 08/04/2021

The following Local Government Q&A produced in partnership with Elizabeth England provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If a maintained diocesan school closes permanently and the governing body dissolves, who owns the assets within the property, such as IT equipment?

The answer to this Q&A depends on the reason why the diocesan school has closed.

If the diocesan school has academised, then the assets of the school will be transferred to the academy trust.

The assets previously belonging to the diocesan school will be transferred to the academy trust. The owner(s) of the assets will be set out in the articles of assoc

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