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Convert to an academy: documents for schools

Documents that schools converting to an academy will need as they go through the conversion process.

You should read the guide on converting to an academy before using the documents on this page. The guide explains when and how to use the documents.

If you are considering converting to academy status, you can register your interest. A Department for Education specialist will then get in touch with you to discuss your options.

Apply to convert

All schools apart from special schools can apply to become an academy online.

Special schools and schools that prefer to apply using a paper form can use the academy conversion application forms.

Set up or join an academy trust

The ‘Set up or join an academy trust’ section of the guide on converting to academy explains how and when to use these documents.

  1. Academy conversion: important dates

    • Guidance
  2. Academy conversion: land questionnaires

    • Form
  3. Academy conversion: land transfer advice

    • Guidance
  4. Model articles of association for academy trusts

    • Form
  5. Academy and free school funding agreement: single academy trust

    • Form
  6. Academy and free school funding agreement: multi-academy trust

    • Form
  7. Academy and free school funding agreement: multi-academy master

    • Form
  8. Academy conversion: model ballot documents for grammar schools

    • Form
  9. Church academies: model documents

    • Guidance
  10. Private finance initiative (PFI) academies: model documents

    • Form
  11. Academy conversion: schedule of changes for model documents

    • Form

Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust

The ‘Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust’ section of the guide on converting to an academy explains when and how to use these documents.

Prepare to open as an academy

The ‘Prepare to open as an academy’ section of the guide on converting to an academy explains how and when to use these documents.

Open as an academy

The ‘Open as an academy’ section of the guide on converting to an academy explains when and how to use these documents.

Published 21 August 2015
Last updated 26 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added claim forms for the primary academy chain development grant and the small school supplement grant.
  2. First published.