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Get answers to frequently asked questions about academy conversion, with advice from the DfE and Forbes Solicitors.

What's the process to convert to an academy?

You can find the step-by-step process for academy conversion in another of our articles. It includes a checklist of all the tasks you will need to complete.

Which schools can convert?

Stand-alone nursery schools cannot currently convert to an academy.

For more support, see the DfE's document pack for academy conversion.

If you apply to become an academy, but then change your mind mind after the consultation period, you can pull out of the process. You should contact your project