If you are a Headteacher or a Governor of a school and need to understand the academy conversion process we can help.
As you may already know, there is a wealth of information out there (especially on the Department for Education website: www.dfe.gov.uk) but sometimes you can’t beat face to face advice. If you appoint us, we cover the legal work needed to convert to an academy and the legal implications of doing so.
The conversion process is, broadly, as follows:
School registers an interest in becoming an academy. In connection with this:
Application to convert to academy status is lodged with the DfE
Academy Order made by the Secretary of State. This may release funding to the school to be put towards the costs of conversion.
Conversion work begins in earnest, for example:
Enter into academy arrangements:
Further administrative work and legal work may be required to help manage and support the evolution of the Academy.
Some of the above stages can be done at the same time. The conversion process takes around three to four months.
We do academy conversion work on a fixed fee basis.
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