Bradford 01274 350 800
Leeds 0113 849 4000
Huddersfield 01484 915 000

Academy Conversion

We provide pre and post conversion advice to all types of schools in relation to stand alone conversions or as part of multi-academy trusts, umbrella trusts and other collaborative structures. We bring a range of skills from around the firm to provide schools with a dedicated team, offering seamless advice in a rapidly changing environment.

Our team of education specialists make the process of converting to an academy as simple as possible.

You have the reassurance that all aspects of the conversion are taken care of; dealing with the transfer of land and buildings, changes to employment, funding, governance and setting up the academy company. We have a detailed understanding of the Academy and Education Acts and a strong track record of converting within time and within budget.

Work we undertake also includes: 

  • Academy conversions from consultation and Academy Order through to establishment including Staff transfer, TUPE and pension issues
  • Corporate governance and company secretarial matters
  • Land, property and asset transfer
  • Advising on the funding agreements and financial issues for academies
  • Advising on the financial and accounting systems services including the selection of auditors, project management, commercial agreements, procurement and contracting post conversion

"Dedicated team, plenty of face to face contact, communication excellent, always a rapid response to queries" Gillian Osborne, Bishop Wheeler Trust

"PFI Academy conversions can be very difficult. I feel that the conversion was sleek and swift, due to the very knowledgeable team. This was clearly demonstrated by the speed of our conversion." Heaton Avenue Primary School

We'd love to hear from you. Please call Simon Shepherd on 0113 849 4000.

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