Academy Conversion

Specialist, high quality advice to support your initial decision, through to full support in managing the conversion process.

Our team has supported or is in the process of supporting, over 100 schools in converting to academy status. Why do schools choose to work with us? Because we provide expert support in all aspects of the conversion process, saving you time and money whilst also adding capacity and bringing expertise that is second to none.

From early discussion with Governors, parents, staff and unions, through to financial feasibility and exploration of the right academy model, our team of experts will not only guide you through the process, but also ensure that you are fully prepared for what lies ahead following conversion.

We have worked with primary, secondary and special academies, multi academy trusts, PFI & BSF conversions, academy sponsors, academy chains and schools who wish to establish trading subsidiaries.  We have worked in a number of north east local authorities and have excellent contacts within the DfE and EFA.

We provide you, your SLT and your Governors with confidential, high level expertise whilst we work alongside you throughout the process and beyond.  Our team offer a bespoke service, providing invaluable insight and advice that is second to none. 

As one Head Teacher recently said to us "We simply can't afford NOT to work with Avec - you have saved us time, money and valuable energy. Your support is absolutely outstanding."

Latest News

Christmas Greetings

On behalf of everyone at Avec, we would like to wish you a very happy holiday. We look forward to working with you in the coming year! Merry Christmas! Read More >

New Avec Staff

Avec now has 34 people in the team and we are delighted to welcome Lisa Thompson as our Senior HR Partner, Anne Aspey to our Governance Team and Sophie Bainbridge who will be working in our busy new office in Newton Aycliffe. Read More >

Leeds Office

We are really excited to be able to share with you that over the next term we will be opening a Leeds office in order to meet increased demand from clients across Yorkshire. Headed up by our new Senior Partner, Paul Makin, we are very pleased to be expanding… Read More >