Re: "a URL manipulation attempt"
The LEA has almost nothing to do with schools now that so many have changed to academies. The fact that overall it is costing more to run education whilst not actually giving any tangible improvements is typical of everything to do with there "Academy Trusts".
There are armies of highly paid executives, executive heads, business managers and all the accoutrements that go to support them doing little for education.
The high school my kids went to moved from an ID card that also contained the cashless payment token to a bonkers biometric system that made things worse. It was slower because the readers did not work and everything was held in some dodgy cloud service.