As of 15th October 2014, there were 4,200 open Academies. The pace of conversion seems to have grown in momentum with the Department for Education’s (Dfe’s) drive to reform our school system continuing apace.
As specialists in the education sector, Streets Chartered Accountants can help whether you…
- Are thinking about becoming an Academy
- Have already applied to become an Academy
- Have successfully converted to Academy status
If you are looking to become an Academy or have applied to become one then we are on hand to advise.
Once a school has converted to an Academy then there is a new role for your external accountants in terms of financial reporting and management, as well as supporting you to ensure the school runs successfully.
We provide the full range of services to support schools which have converted to Academies.
Duncan A Pickering LLB (Hons) Solicitor has over 20 years experience acting for companies, charities and individuals. He is well versed in the legal process and procedures for schools looking to convert to academy status having advised many on successful conversion. He appreciates the wider issues around conversion and provides support and advice throughout the process to Heads, Governors and Business Managers. Duncan’s experience and understanding are clearly demonstrated in his first book Academy Conversion A Step by Step Guide, and are expanded upon in the Second Edition which is NOW AVAILABLE.
For further information or to receive a free copy of Duncan’s latest book please contact us
Our hand holding approach and experience of the education sector, we believe, provides reassurance and peace of mind for schools in these changing times. We pride ourselves on being much more than auditors, being on hand to advise on the wider financial reporting and governance issues as well as the broader financial aspects of managing a school.