Convert to an academy: guide for schools

Updates: Convert to an academy: guide for schools

2016

published amendments

1. Before you apply
Added a link to good practice guidance for multi-academy trusts.

published amendments

1. Before you apply
Added information about the academies financial handbook and running a statutory consultation.
3. Set up or join an academy trust
Updated information about running a statutory consultation, and appointing your academy’s local governing body if you’re establishing or joining a multi-academy trust.
5. Prepare to open as an academy
Updated information about accounting officers and chief finance officers.
6. Open as an academy
Added a new section on financial returns.

published amendments

3. Set up or join an academy trust
Removed information about the primary academy chain development grant and small school supplement, as these stopped being available on 30 April 2016.

published amendments

2. Apply to convert
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
6. Open as an academy
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.

2015

published amendments

3. Set up or join an academy trust
Added information about applying for a primary academy chain development grant and small school supplement.

published amendments

1. Before you apply
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
3. Set up or join an academy trust
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
4. Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
5. Prepare to open as an academy
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.

published amendments

1. Before you apply
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
2. Apply to convert
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
3. Set up or join an academy trust
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
4. Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
5. Prepare to open as an academy
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.
6. Open as an academy
Updated section to clarify the process schools converting to academies should follow.

published amendments

5. Prepare to reopen as an academy
Correction to fee for registering with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

published amendments

4. Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust
New section added.
5. Prepare to reopen as an academy
New section added.
1. Before you apply
New section added.
3. Prepare for conversion
New section added.
6. Reopen as an academy
New section added.
2. Apply to convert
New section added.