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Academies

We have a dedicated team of solicitors specialising in a full range of disciplines available to help you and your school with academy conversion.

The team has deep understanding of the complexity of converting, the associated documentation and the timescale involved.

We advise on the following aspects of academy conversion:

  • The declaration of interest and application to the Department of Education
  • Setting up the academy trust
  • Consultation with teachers, parents, pupils and other stakeholders
  • The transfer of staff
  • The Funding Agreement and Commercial Transfer Agreement
  • The assignment of existing contracts
  • The duties of Governors
  • Property transfers and leases.

We have converted a number of schools to academies in the North West, and have experience of advising community schools, foundation schools and schools with a religious designation. Once the conversion has been completed, the school will be independent of the local authority and may have a number of requirements for legal support.

We offer the following services post conversion:

  • Governance support and training
  • Employment law and pensions advice
  • Property advice
  • Regulatory compliance advice, such as health and safety matters
  • Advice in respect of the safeguarding of children
  • Advice on data protection and freedom of information
  • Commercial and contracts advice.

If you'd like to learn how Brabners can help with your academy conversion, contact our team today.

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If you would like to know more about our expertise in academy conversion, please get in touch via the contact page.