Extending the Academies Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) to Local Authority Maintained Schools (LAMS)

Closed 4 Nov 2019

Opened 9 Sep 2019


We are seeking views on extending the self-insure arrangement currently operational for academy trusts (ATs) to the local authority sector.

Why your views matter

The Department has recently contemplated extending the risk protection arrangement (RPA) of  self-insurance currently operational for academy trusts (ATs) to the Local Authority Maintained Sector (LAMS), to ensure the occurrence of competitive insurance pricing within that sector.   

This public consultation exercise will gauge the level of interest in the RPA LAMS provision and allow those with any feedback, views or concerns to express them. The findings will then be considered with a view to rolling out the RPA to all LAMS in England if there is a valid basis for doing so.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • Local authorities
  • Parents
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • Contractors involved in building schools


  • Education
  • Academy sponsorship
  • Converting to an academy
  • Free Schools, studio schools and University technical colleges
  • Setting up an academy or free school
  • Academies
  • Establishing maintained schools
  • Governance
  • Capital funding
  • Financial management
  • Post-16 funding
  • Procurement for schools
  • School and academy funding
  • School funding reform
  • School building estates