What is an Academy School?
The Academics Act 2010 made it possible for schools to apply to become academies. An academy is a centrally funded independent state school. It is run by an Academy Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee. As a result, academy schools can operate as a limited company. The company has members and directors. Directors are referred to as governors within the academic framework. The company’s constitutional documents must be approved by the Department for Education (DfE) before it is incorporated. An Academy Trust is an exempt charity in that although charity law applies to it, it is exempt from having to register with the Charity Commission.
Why should your Academy School choose Jaki & Son Ltd?
Jaki & Son has recently become a listed supplier for Edfirst. This is part of a concerted effort to extend our services to organisations within the public sector. Our philosophy as an organisation is rooted in providing small companies/businesses including academy schools with specialist accountancy services. As an organisation we aim to add value to our clients (and not simply providing a service). We aim to add value by offering flexibility in the manner in which we deliver our service. All our clients have direct access for any assistance they may require. For more information on how we can help your school operate as an academy please contact us for a free consultation.
Advantages to consider for converting into an academy:
• Freedom to decide length of school days
• Freedom from the national curriculum (subject to certain limits)
• Centrally Funded
• Ability to set own pay and term & conditions for staff