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Under government plans, due to be published in the spring, every English state school could be released from local council control and turned into an academy by 2020. The bill, set to be published this year, initially as a green paper, will seek to enact David Cameron’s ambition to make “local authorities running schools a thing of the past”. Ministers claim the plans will see government savings of £600m a year by cutting out council bureaucracy.


Information and Documents about Academies

Forming or Joining a Group of Schools

This guidance is for senior leaders and governors of standalone schools (maintained schools or academies),as they consider whether to form or join federations or multi academy trusts (MATs).

Information highlighting the different ways schools can form partnerships will provide assistance during the decision-making process and, ultimately, enable schools to remain in control of their destiny

Academies financial handbook

For academy members, trustees, accounting officers, chief financial officers and auditors

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.

Step One

You need to Register your Interest

Step Two

Apply to Convert to an academy

Step Three

Set up or join an academy trust

Step Four

Transfer responsibilities to the academy trust

Step Five

Prepare to open as an academy

Step Six

Open as an academy

Mark Blios Video's and Information on Academies