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Plugging revenue gaps—commercialisation of schools

Published on: 29 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Plugging revenue gaps—commercialisation of schools
  • What revenue raising methods can and are schools using to plug government funding gaps?
  • What are the charity law restrictions that affect academies and charitable independent schools?
  • When can schools trade through limited companies?
  • What are the common issues or pitfalls?
  • How do independent schools deal with commercialisation (of their trade marks for example) while maintaining their charitable status?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: St Olave’s Grammar School, which was recently the subject of controversy over its reported policy to exclude sixth formers who failed to achieve certain grades, was subsequently reported to have encountered a trade mark ownership issue. In light of this issue, Liz Brownsell, senior associate at Birketts, considers the legal ins and outs of the commercialisation of schools. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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