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Academy conversion: FAQs
This article addresses a number of frequently asked questions about academy conversion, including which schools can convert and whether schools can change their mind about converting. It also answers questions on multi-academy trusts and what happens if a school has a budget deficit or surplus.
- Which schools can convert to an academy?
- Can we change our mind about converting to an academy after consulting?
- If we change our mind and decide to join a MAT, do we need to consult again?
- How can we convert to a co-operative MAT?
- Does an academy joining a MAT keep its company registration number?
- Does a VC school need to gain consent from its trust?
- Will Ofsted downgrade a school for not converting?
- How can we estimate our budget until our conversion date?
- What if my school has a budget deficit?
- What if my school has a budget surplus?
- Can we bring forward the academy conversion date?
- What happens to a federation when schools convert?
- What are the implications of academisation on nursery provision?
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