Converting to an Academy

We understand that you need to run your school and the process can be time consuming, but our Academies experts will work closely with your dedicated team and with the DfE to guide you through the following areas within the deadlines required:

Registering your interest with the DfE and applying for an Academy Order

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Incorporating the Academy
This involves setting up a company limited by guarantee and drafting its governing document, the Articles of Association

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Funding Agreement
This sets out the funding requirements and conditions of the grant

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Transfer Agreement
This deals with the transfer of any assets and contracts to the Academy

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Transfer of staff to the Academy

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Property transfer
Report on title, searches, shared use contracts, freehold or leasehold transfer to the Academy

Partners

Lucy Gleisner (nee Grey)
Partner
Corporate
023 8082 0539
07500 935 697
Corporate
Paul Longman
Partner & Head of Commercial Property Team Southampton
Commercial Property
023 8082 0461
07515 067 427
Commercial Property