Education - Academies

 Academy 6

Academy conversions are on the increase and we at George Davies have an experienced, specialist team of lawyers which has the practical expertise to guide and support schools through the Academy conversion process, and also to establish new Academies and other types of schools including Studio Schools.

Our specialist Education Team has advised a number of schools converting to Academies from start to finish, liaising closely with the Department for Education and other stakeholders such as the Local Authority or Diocese where relevant.

We offer specialist advice and support on all legal aspects of Academy conversion including:

  • Advising on, negotiating and approving all DfE documentation including Funding Agreements, Transfer Agreements, Land Transfers, Leases and Supplemental Agreements
  • Advising on Transfer of Staff issues (TUPE)
  • Advising on shared use agreements in connection with joint leisure facilities
  • Advising on the transfer of contracts and the issues arising from contracting out (eg. cleaning or IT)
  • Providing Academies and schools with legal advice on an ongoing basis

We offer a free consultation to all schools interested in conversion.

Please download our flyer or contact Anne Fairhurst or Nicky Collins for further information.