How maintained schools can apply to convert to academy status.

If you are the headteacher or chair of governors of a local-authority-maintained school converting to an academy, you must complete the following steps.

Becoming an academy can be a huge decision for your school. The process will involve legal, financial and structural changes.

If you don’t know the steps to follow and stages to go through, it can be very time-consuming. Read the Department for Education’s guide for schools:

Convert to an academy information for schools