To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the income of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (a) is in 2009-10 and (b) is expected to be in 2010-11 from (i) central Government grants, (ii) subscriptions from schools, (iii) private sector donations and (iv) other sources; and if he will make a statement.
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) is an independent registered charity which receives income from a variety of sources. My Department is not responsible for monitoring income derived from sources other than the Department. The grant committed by the Department to SSAT in 2009-10 is £15,419,982. SSAT is also free to bid for contracts advertised by the Department, and £20,692,700 is due to be paid in 2009-10 under contracts won by SSAT in open competition. We are not in a position to estimate SSAT's income from these sources in 2010-11 as grants are negotiated annually and SSAT may bid on the same basis as other organisations for any contract advertised by the Department on the open market.