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“Working and learning together to improve children’s lives”



Trust Services

YCAT operates a central support team.  The team provides administrative, finance and business support to all our schools.  The team is led by a qualified chartered accountant with significant experience in the education sector and wide ranging experience in other sectors.  Central finance and other processes were developed through extensive research into best practice in Multi Academy Trust business management.


The central team provides or centrally procures the following services:

  • Central Finance Services
  • Financial management support
  • Property management support and funding
  • HR
  • Payroll
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Legal services
  • Support from NYCC energy team
  • ICT licences and support for Civica, Scholarpack and Budget Planning Software (Orovia BPS)
  • Statutory Audit and internal audit co-ordination


YCAT charges a topslice (currently 3.5%) which pays for Trust led school improvement/ CPD and the central team services (above).

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