Our education specialists have years of experience in the sector and have a particular expertise in academy schools – our offices around the UK now act for over 360 academies and free schools, including the first special needs school to convert to an academy. As such, we understand that independence from your Local Authority is likely to require improved internal controls for your school’s finances.
Whether you are thinking of converting to academy school status or have already done so, we can help you with the complex array of issues you will need to deal with from best value audit and accounts preparation to fundraising and VAT issues. We will provide you with an independent opinion on your financial situation and recommend any necessary adjustments or improvements to your controls and processes for future years.
The next step
More information about the services we provide to academy schools can be accessed using the navigation to the left. If you would like to discuss these services in more detail, please contact one of our academy school specialists at your nearest location, or complete the contact form.
Services to Academy Schools
The academy sector can be a challenging one, with a constantly changing set of reporting requirements.
Annual audits for academy schools
Our annual audits and assurance engagements are seen as an opportunity to provide you with far more than statutory compliance.
Transition to academy school status
To assist your school in taking on the increased freedom and responsibility that comes with becoming an academy we are able to provide a number of services to help you be fully prepared.
Considering the right structure for your academy school
When considering conversion to academy status it is important to choose a structure that allows your school a suitable level of autonomy combined with the provision and structure that best supports the educational needs of your school.
Multi-academy trust services
We are one of the UK’s leading audit and accounting firms to the academy sector and currently advise a range of primary, secondary and mixed multi-academy trust (MAT) clients.
Specialist academy schools services
We are well versed with the wider issues that commonly impact upon academies and, as a result, can offer you the specialist advice required to address these.
Payroll services for academy schools
Our payroll software has been specifically developed for the education sector Academy school payrolls are unique and, as such, require a specialist solution tailored to their needs.
Governance services for academy schools
It is crucial that you put into place appropriate governance structures, policies and procedures.
Specialist free schools services
Free Schools are state-funded institutions set up in response to demand from local communities.
VAT questions our academy clients ask us
There are a number of common questions our clients ask us regarding VAT when considering academy school status. We have provided answers to some of the most common questions asked.