How to become an Academy
Any school can apply to become an Academy. In the case of high performing schools, they have the option to convert to:
- a standalone academy
- an academy that’s supported by a sponsor
- an academy that’s parts of a multi-academy trust.
Applications to become an academy must be made by the school's Headteacher or Chair of Governors. In both cases, you will need a Department for Education account.
Once you’ve applied to become an academy and have an Academy Order, you will need to contact us to begin the conversion process.