Becoming an academy

  • Academy conversion: FAQs
    Get answers to frequently asked questions about academy conversion, with advice from the DfE and Forbes Solicitors.
  • Academy conversion: step-by-step process
    Be clear on the academy conversion process, including information on preparing to convert, submitting the application form, and setting up an academy trust. Use our checklist to keep track of the tasks you need to complete.
  • Due diligence: joining an existing MAT
    You may have to think about moving your school into a trust soon. Download our list of questions to help you decide if a multi-academy trust (MAT) is the best fit for your school.
  • Get consent to convert to an academy: guidance and template
    You need to get consent before you can apply to convert to an academy. Be clear on who you need to get consent from, and use our template letter to save you time.