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Last updated on 16 July 2019
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School types: Maintained · School phases: All

Read our summary of the academy conversion process, including information on preparing to convert, submitting the application form, and setting up an academy trust. Read a case study of one school's conversion journey.

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Contents

  1. Before you apply
  2. Registering an interest to convert
  3. Applying to convert
  4. Set up or join an academy trust
  5. Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust
  6. Prepare to open as an academy
  7. After opening as an academy
  8. Timeline for the conversion process
  9. Converting as an academy after deferring an application: case study

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