Join the Mat


Step 1:

Register your school’s interest in converting to an academy with our MAT using the DfE’s online form which can be accessed here.

Step 2:

Your school starts its consultation with key stakeholders to join our MAT. We will support the school through this process.

Step 3:

The Governing Body of your school meet to consider the outcome of the stakeholder consultation. The Governing Body of your school resolve to convert to an academy with our MAT. Conditional consent from the Diocese will be required at this stage to permit the application to convert.

Step 4:

The Secretary of State approves your school’s proposal to convert to an academy with our MAT and makes an Academy Order.

Step 5:

The TUPE consultation process commences. While the Council will lead on the process, our MAT will be happy to support your school through this process.

Step 6:

Your School would work closely with our MAT to prepare the legal documentation to convert your School to an academy. This would involve the following actions on your, and our part:

Due Diligence: assisting our MAT in carrying out a property, staffing and commercial

Step 7:

Our MAT, the Local Authority and the Governing Body of your school enter into the Commercial Transfer Agreement and land documentation.

Step 8:

Our MAT and the Secretary of State sign the Supplemental Funding Agreement for your school.

Step 9:

Pre-opening actions.

We work with your school to ensure that enhanced CRB checks are up-to-date.
We work with your school to ensure that financial systems and insurance are in place.

Step 10:

Your school opens as an academy within our MAT.

Print this page Print this page