This section gives primary schools all of the information that they need to become an academy.
If you are thinking of applying in a chain, you may be interested to read about the Primary Chains Grant that is available.
If you would like to find out more about becoming an academy first or the conversion process itself, please register an interest and one of our team will get in touch with you. You can also read a summary of the process in stages to becoming a primary and the steps to becoming an academy section contains more detailed information.
Alternatively, if you would like to know more about support available to improve your school’s performance, please see sponsored primary academies.
A series of mini case studies, each looking at an academy and an area in which it excels.
Multi-page article 14 May 2013
A description of each stage of the process for primary schools of converting to academy status.
General article 24 January 2013
Information on the new Primary Chains Grant, including examples of what it can be used for and how to apply or get more information.
General article 29 November 2012
Details of the Primary Associate Academies (PAAs), which will provide support and advide to primary schools considering academy conversion.
General article 08 October 2012
Primary schools who have converted to become academies share their top tips about the conversion process.
General article 25 July 2012
Information about sponsored primary academies and the process that primary schools will go through to become one.
Multi-page article 31 January 2013