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Information about

Academies


General Information on Academies

Academies are publicly funded independent schools that are not managed by a local authority. They can set pay and conditions for their staff and also change the length of their terms. Academies don’t have to follow the national curriculum.

Maintained primary and secondary schools, special schools, alternative provision schools and 16 to 19 providers can all apply to become an academy. A school can convert on its own if it is performing well, with the support of a sponsor, or as part of a group of schools (an academy chain).

Schools can not acquire or remove their faith character, expand, become mixed or single sex, or introduce selection as part of the conversion process.

Once converted, academies are run by an academy trust, which is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

For more information on Academy Conversion contact Lesley Gannon CEO of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT)

Contacts:

Chief Executive  

Lesley Gannon

Chief Financial Officer

Darren Carpenter



Training courses

Why become an Academy?

  • Tuesday 20 June 2017 - St John's Meads CE Primary School

Free LBMW Workshops on Why become an Academy

Sharing lessons learnt from running a MAT by LBMW Flyer