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Academy and free school funding agreement: multi-academy trust

Model funding agreement for multi-academy trusts establishing new academies and free schools.

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The funding agreement provides the framework for your academy or free school to operate in. These model funding agreements are for:

  • schools in the process of becoming an academy with a multi-academy trust
  • groups opening a free school with a multi-academy trust

Sixth-form colleges should speak to their regional school commissioner.

You’ll need to complete your memorandum and articles of association alongside your funding agreement.

We have provided the funding agreement in Word and ODT format.

More guidance on converting to an academy and on opening a free school is available.

Published 18 March 2015
Last updated 27 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated documents to reflect recent legislative changes, the inclusion of a new land clause and to provide additional clarity on existing clauses.
  2. Added a clause about coasting schools to 'Special academy and free school model supplemental funding agreement: multi-academy trusts' and 'Alternative provision academy and free school model supplemental funding agreement: multi-academy trusts' documents.
  3. Added April 2016 version of the 'mainstream academy and free school model supplemental funding agreement: single academy trusts' document.
  4. Updated clause information in the 'mainstream academy and free school model supplemental funding agreement: multi-academy trusts' document.
  5. First published.