Academy Conversion Support


EES for Schools has teamed up with legal specialists Essex Legal Services Ltd to offer a comprehensive academy conversion package to deal with the financial, HR and legal aspects of the academy conversion process. We have a wealth of experience, we understand the issues that you face and can provide advice and assistance to meet your needs.

What's on offer?

Advice and support on the key issues and requirements for academy conversion including:

  • project management with one point of contact
  • financial set-up
  • TUPE
  • academy funding and EFA returns
  • review of academy trust governance structure
  • academy conversion legal advice
  • negotiation and completion of Commercial Transfer Agreement, Funding Agreement, lease/transfer of property, company set-up, property due diligence and Articles of Association (provided by Essex Legal Services Ltd)

We recognise that each school will have different needs as part of the academy conversion process and EES for Schools, together with Essex Legal Services Ltd, will be happy to discuss additional support as required.

In addition to this we also offer support in the following areas:

  • pre-conversion support to inform you through the pre-conversion stage
  • post-conversion support to ensure the success and long-term sustainability of your academy
  • governing body development sessions on becoming, forming or joining an academy trust


Contact us for further information and to discuss your requirements.

Essex Legal Services Ltd is a company controlled by Essex County Council and registered in England and Wales Company Number: 07094589
Registered Office: Seax House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH
Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA Number: 627061

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