This section gives primary schools the detailed information and forms that they will need to become an academy, as well as a set of frequently asked questions specifically for primary schools.
Primary schools will need to follow the steps outlined in the guide, which is available to download from the ‘how to become an academy’ page on the right.
Model documents, forms and guidance schools need to use to convert to an academy, when they have been informed that their application has been approved in principle.
Multi-page article 15 May 2013
Application to convert form and guidance documents for schools interested in converting to academy status.
Multi-page article 01 May 2013
Information on the process to be followed by schools that form part of a PFI construction contract.
General article 26 March 2013
Schedules setting out key dates for schools planning to convert in the coming months.
General article 12 February 2013
This page sets out the three basic flexible models on which primaries can base their conversion to Academy status: stand-alone, as part of an Umbrella Trust or a Multi-Academy Trust.
Multi-page article 27 November 2012
Information on model documentation, including model memoranda, articles of association and a model funding agreement, to support the conversion of church schools to academy status.
General article 28 August 2012
Land transfer guidance and land flow charts to advise when converting to academy status.
General article 22 June 2012
Information on academy funding, and financial advice for schools considering applying for academy status.
Multi-page article 30 May 2012
Information and guidance for acadamies in the local government pension scheme, and implications for schools converting to academy status.
General article 23 May 2012
Information about the key differences between the Department's existing governance models for academies and that of maintained schools.
General article 30 April 2012