Set up or convert to an academy

Information for new openers, important dates and deadlines, application forms, budgets, model documents and templates.

Services

  1. Academy sponsor application form

    Form that groups interested in becoming an academy sponsor need to complete as part of the application process.

  2. Academy conversion application forms

    Forms for schools converting to academy status.

  3. Academy conversion: trust modification orders

    Model trust modification orders for schools converting to academies whose land is held by a trust or foundation that is not a diocese.

  1. Academy conversion: land questionnaires

    Documents to help schools converting to academy status submit their land information to the Department for Education.

  2. Academy conversion: support grant forms

    Forms for schools converting to academies to claim the support grant and to declare what portion of the grant they've spent.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Academy conversion: important dates
  2. Convert to an academy: guide for schools
  3. Academies: information for new openers
  1. Sponsor an academy

    • Detailed guide
    • Department for Education
  2. 3. Set up or join an academy trust

    • Manual section
    • Department for Education
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News and communications

  1. Nicky Morgan speech at the NAHT annual conference 2016

    • Department for Education
    • Speech
  2. Schools Commissioner calls for more academies in Derbyshire

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. Schools Commissioner calls for more academies in Essex

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. Academy goes from failing to outstanding in just 2 years

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

Transparency

  1. New school proposals

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  2. West Midlands Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  3. South-West England Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  4. South-East England and South London Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
  5. North-West London and South-Central England Headteacher Board

    • Schools Commissioners Group
    • Transparency
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