||<p>The department, including ministers and officials, have held no detailed discussions
with the Academies Enterprise Trust on a benchmarking exercise for their London Academies.
We have not approved a benchmarking process, as this is for the trust to determine,
and do not have a copy of any benchmark London Academies are currently being assessed
against.</p><p>The department does publish a range of financial benchmarking tools,
and signposts trusts to these. They include the Schools Financial Benchmarking tool
which can be accessed publicly here: <a href="https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/"