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Academy conversion application forms

Forms for schools converting to academy status.

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Application to convert to an academy

Application to convert to an academy

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Special school application to convert to academy status

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If you’re a school converting to academy status, you can use the forms on this page to apply.

If you’re a mainstream primary or secondary school, you can also apply using the online application form.

Special schools can only apply using the special school application forms on this page. Special schools are schools for children with special educational needs.

If you’re a sixth-form college considering becoming a 16 to 19 academy, advice and an application form are available.

Read more guidance on the process for converting to academy status.

Published 18 September 2013
Last updated 6 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded new application form which allows more than 1 school to apply to form a multi-academy trust on the same form.
  2. Updated application forms to explain that DfE expects most new academies to join or form a multi-academy trust.
  3. Added link to advice and an application form for sixth-form colleges considering becoming a 16 to 19 academy.
  4. Updated academy conversion forms to make it clear that federation schools applying for academy status must follow relevant regulations. Also removed references to umbrella trusts to reflect policy changes.
  5. Updated 'Primary school academy conversion' and 'Secondary school academy conversion' documents to reflect the addition of email addresses.
  6. Updated primary and secondary school 'application to convert to academy status' forms.
  7. Added link to online application form for schools wishing to convert to academy status
  8. Updated email address on 'Primary school application to convert to academy status' form.
  9. First published.