You are here:
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.
This article is based on the DfE's guide to academy conversion.
Download our checklist
Download our checklist for the conversion process so you've got all of the steps you need to follow at your fingertips, and you can tick them off as you go:
The rest of this article details what we've included in the checklist - so we'd suggest reading the article before using the checklist. Plus, there are some FAQs at the end.
Register your interest Once you've filled in and submitted the form, you'll be given the name of your DfE project lead Read the Academy Trust Handbook Read the good practice guidance for academy trusts Consider the different types of academy (see the sub-section on this directly below) Get consent (see the sub-section on this below) Prepare for your application Initiate informal discussion with staff, parents and pupils Tell your DfE project lead about any private finance initiative (PFI) contracts your school has Seek legal
More from The Key
Bitesize training with a big impact
Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.
Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.
The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.