An education watchdog delayed publication of a critical report into a flagship academy trust once praised by David Cameron, the BBC has learnt.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) gave Perry Beeches The Academy Trust 24 hours' notice of its report on "weakness in financial management".
But the trust's request for a "grace period" was granted - and publication delayed by a further two days.
The EFA said it "always" gave notice of publication.
The trust, which runs five schools and looks after 2,400 pupils in Birmingham, said its request…