This section contains information about the role of academy sponsors in turning around underperforming schools. It also contains information on how to get involved in the academies programme as a sponsor, or in other ways.
Information about the 2013 to 2014 Sponsor Capacity Fund.
General article 22 May 2013
Information and guidance on how to apply to become an academy sponsor.
General article 20 May 2013
A simple diagram to explain the process to supporting another school through becoming an academy sponsor.
Multi-page article 20 May 2013
Information for academy sponsors on financial support available to sponsored academy projects.
General article 15 May 2013
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
Information on the new academies board reporting to the main board of the Department.
General article 26 April 2013
Contact details for active academy sponsors, by region.
General article 09 April 2013
Information for sponsors on pre-opening funding and post-opening support for full-sponsored academies.
General article 18 January 2013
A series of FAQs on common questions regarding academy sponsorship.
FAQ 22 November 2012
Information about academy sponsorship and the role sponsors play in driving improvement in schools.
General article 19 November 2012