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Academy Conversion

What is included?


All DSAT academies will benefit from:


  • Project management of the conversion 
  • Conversion plan with required actions and milestones
  • Chairing and set up of the conversion steering group
  • DFE, Regional Schools Commissioner, ESFA liaison and co-ordination
  • Legal adviser appointment
  • Legal adviser costs
  • HR support and advice
  • Finance support and advice
  • Estates support and advice
  • TUPE support and co-ordination
  • Financial and budgeting system implementation (including training) co-ordination and support 
  • Pupil tracker system and MIS set up support and co-ordination
  • Payroll set up support and co-ordination
  • Bank account set up and co-ordination
  • Insurance set up and co-ordination
  • Pension liaison with Local Authority
  • Conversion grant reporting
  • Signage costs
  • Website costs
  • LGB training and set up costs



What is not included?

  • Financial system, budgeting system, pupil tracker, MIS purchase, licence and training costs
  • Payroll set up costs and pension report costs from Local Authority


Additional information


Please note the above set up costs not included. These should be covered by the conversion grant. All of the conversion grant will be required to fund the above.