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Last updated on 4 May 2017
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School types: Maintained · School phases: All

How can our school become an academy? This article summarises the academy conversion process. It includes information on preparing to convert, submitting the application form, setting up an academy trust and re-opening as an academy. You can also find a case study about a school’s conversion.

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  1. Before applying
  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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