Whether you’re an independent school, an academy school or considering academy conversion, we have a hands-on experienced team who can help. Call us to find out more.

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Considering conversion?

On these pages you will find guidance on the conversion process, frequently asked questions and an eligibility guide.

We have also provided links to membership groups and specialist professional firms who will be able to provide further advice on legal, insurance and banking issues. Links are also provided to the Department for Education, LEA's and Ofsted.

 If you are considering academy status for your school and would like to discuss any concerns you may have as a headteacher, teacher or governor, we would be happy to come to your school to talk informally (and without obligation) about any financial aspects of becoming an academy.

We have experience with schools who are currently converting to academy status and are fully aware of the wider issues facing academies such as payroll, VAT and tax. Our partner led approach ensures that we develop a clear understanding of the help your own school needs and then tailor our services and coordinate the activities of our in house specialists to meet them.  

Please call Wayne Thomas, our education sector specialist, on 01332 365855 or email waynet@batesweston.co.uk to see how we can help you.