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Academies Act 2010

Conversion of schools into Academies

Section 8: Transfer of other property

29.This section permits the Secretary of State to make a property transfer scheme in relation to the property, rights or liabilities of a maintained school which are held for the purposes of the school by the local authority or the school’s governing body. Such a scheme can have effect to transfer to the Academy various property or contractual rights or liabilities which were previously the property, rights or liabilities of the maintained school which the Academy replaces. This would permit the school, for example, to retain its electronic hardware, furniture, and cleaning or catering contracts.

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