Academies attempt to recover £4m
22 July 2014 Last updated at 21:34 BST
A group of London Academies is trying to recover £4m from a former employee after vast sums of money ended up in his personal accounts.
Samuel Kayodee was an accountant at Haberdashers' Aske's Federation, which runs three schools in south-east London.
A high-court judgement detailed the Academy's claims of how millions was diverted to his account over a six-year-period. Critics of the Academies programme say it's another example of the need for greater financial control.
BBC London's education reporter Marc Ashdown spoke to parent Jill Rutter and Francis Gilbert from the Local Schools Network.