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Local Authority bail out Academy.

Local Authority bail out Academy.

Sawtry Village Academy fell into disrepair after years of neglect by its former principal James Stewart, who is now in jail for fraud and misconduct in a public office 


A local authority is spending £2 million on bailing out an academy school that fell into disrepair after its former principal squandered funds on turning his office into a sex den.

Cambridge County Council has decided to step in to help the Sawtry Village Academy. It has asked the Education and Skills Funding Agency for another £1.5 million, but the funds "aren't forthcoming", according to the Cambridge News.

The school has been struggling with the legacy left by its disgraced former principal, James Stewart, who defrauded the school out of more than £100,000.

In October this year, Stewart was sentenced to four years in prison, after pleading guilty to four counts of fraud, two counts of aiding and abetting fraud and one count of misconduct in public office. The offences took place between 2011 and 2014.

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