How to become an Academy

What does it mean?

  • It means being able to join a network that seeks to share ideas, challenges and overcome these by working together
  • It means joining a group that fully understands the local Bristol and surrounding area context – the area that you work in and understand, we understand it too
  • It means committing to collaboration between schools
  • It means having support from experienced practitioners who will both challenge and support your improvement as a school or academy 
  • It means not losing your own school identity
  • It means not being alone when ‘the Inspector calls’
  • It means working within a group that believes in ‘earned autonomy’ 
  • It means working within a group that has expertise in support services and will provide value for money (Human Resources, Finance, Public Relations)
  • It means working alongside a sponsor that invests in the future of education in Bristol and the wider area

We have experience

We understand what is necessary to do to become an academy and can ensure that the transition to academy status is successful. We understand the consultation process:

  • Working with an experienced legal team
  • TUPE transfer and all that this means to schools and staff
  • Financial implications and models
  • The risk management process
  • Curricula and staff structures
  • Academy registration processes

 Get in touch to arrange a meeting at your school.