Converting Academies

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Converting to an academy provides greater freedom to innovate and raise standards. These include:

  • freedom from local authority control
  • the ability to set own pay and conditions for staff
  • flexibility around the delivery of the curriculum
  • the ability to change the lengths of terms and school days

A key benefit and driver for many schools considering becoming an academy is the freedom over how they use their budgets to best benefit their students.

The team at AA Projects has worked with over 750 academies nationwide. We realise that becoming an academy is an important decision. As property specialists, we are able to manage all of your property needs, allowing your team to remain focused on teaching and learning. We offer a range of services to help create a better and safer learning environment and deliver efficiencies from your facilities. These services, pre and post conversion include developing robust property strategies, funding advice, facilities management support, academy statutory compliance, property statutory compliance, academy property support and energy advice and funding.

The conversion process can be daunting and it is essential that appropriate controls and processes are put in place. AA Projects has put together a team of professional experts for each of the services required to progress through the conversion process which means we can offer Head Teachers and governing bodies peace of mind that the process will go smoothly and the outcome will be successful.

Our own in-house team of property support professionals can provide condition surveys, statutory compliance checks, health and safety risk assessments as well as up to date guidance on funding opportunities that may be available to help develop the school estate post conversion.

Our team will be exhibiting at the Schools and Academies Show. We look forward to meeting new and existing academy clients and will be pleased to discuss all of your property needs including design, refurbishment, funding and energy saving solutions.