Expand your trust

To decide on the method of expansion that you wish to pursue you will need to think carefully about what you want to achieve.

First steps to expansion

  • Decide on how you will expand
  • Understand the differences between a single and multi-academy trust
  • Assess whether you have the right skills on your governing body
  • Plan your governing structure

What route is right for you?

If you want to take on schools that are currently struggling and help them improve, then you might want to consider becoming an academy sponsor. If you want to meet a need in your area by creating a new school that is bespoke to that community, then you could consider starting a free school, or applying to an LA that is currently looking for providers to meet their need for places.