We have extensive experience in helping schools convert to academy status under the Academies Act 2010 and also in assisting Multi Academy Trusts with new joiners, land issues and governance advice.

Our education team is headed up by Sarah Baldwin who not only understands the legal requirements of academies but also has first hand experience of school operations having been a chair of governors and a serving trustee/director of a Multi Academy Trust. Thus we can work with you to ensure a clear understanding of what the academy, MAT or free school will need to operate effectively in the future.

We can help with:

  • Converting to an academy
  • Setting up a free school
  • Dealing with land issues
  • Governance structures including schemes of delegation, policies and procedures post conversion

For more information about converting to or sponsoring an academy, or opening a free school, or if you are already an academy and need support on land or governance matters please contact Sarah Baldwin on a no obligation basis.