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Academy Conversion Solicitors

Ramsdens Solicitors’ team of expert legal specialists can help you every step of the way if you are considering converting your school into an academy. Our leading education sector lawyers have helped many clients through the transition to become independently managed and publicly funded.

Our solicitors assisted one of the first primary schools in the country to achieve academy status - the Greetland Academy in Halifax - and we will ensure you receive the assistance you require to achieve the same levels of success.

With our assistance, you will receive reliable expertise that will give you the peace of mind you require throughout this often complicated process.


Academy status holds a number of exciting opportunities for schools. If you are considering converting your school into an academy, or are thinking about establishing an academy, an experienced solicitor will help to guide you through the process and beyond to enable a smooth transition.

All schools can apply to become an academy, but the process requires a number of legal agreements to be drawn up. Therefore, it is essential that schools obtain legal advice and guidance on the intricacies and implications of these agreements.

The conversion process has been made much easier due to the publication of useful advice from the Department for Education.


We offer a fully comprehensive transfer solution, working with you and providing help and advice from start to finish, as well as expert assistance with a cost-effective, fixed fee approach.

For many of our clients, academy conversion is just the start of their relationship with us. Being a full-service law firm allows us to continue as trusted advisers to many converted academies with HR and employment support.

We can provide a free consultation, so you can find out more about becoming an academy, as well as how your school can enjoy new opportunities in education.


To discuss Education issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at or call us on 01484 821 500 to speak to a member of our team.