Guidance

Academies: making significant changes or closure by agreement

Guidance for academy trusts planning to make organisational changes or close an academy by mutual agreement with the Secretary of State.

Documents

Full business case application form

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Full business case application form

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Fast track application form

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Fast track application form

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Details

Guidance and application forms for academies wishing to make major changes to their school (eg expanding, merging with another academy, or changing the school’s age range or faith).

The guidance document sets out the process you’ll need to follow, and explains which application form you should complete.

The forms are available in OpenDocument format and in Word.

Published 4 September 2013
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated page title and summary.
  2. New version of 'Making significant changes to an open academy and closure by mutual agreement' added along with updated fast track and full business case application forms.
  3. Updated information on fast track and business case applications, new school places, and the roles of regional schools commissioners and headteacher boards.
  4. A revised 'Preparing a business case for a significant change at an existing academy' advice document and a business case guide document have been added to this page.
  5. First published.