Convert into an academy

Conversion brings with it a number of freedoms that will allow you to adapt your curriculum, set your own employment conditions for staff, and manage your entire budget.

If you run a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' local authority maintained school then you are eligible to convert to become a standalone academy or to become part of a multi-academy trust. The process takes around six months, and to begin you must:

  • Pre-register with the DfE

  • Obtain a resolution from your governing body stating that they support conversion

  • Complete an application form

Use the DfE's checklist to plan your conversion.

Below you will find resources and events relevant to your conversion.