Academy Conversions


Our team includes professionals who all sit on Trust Boards and governing bodies. It means that we look at things differently. We see conversion from the perspective of the school, not just from a business point of view.

Whereas many see the Academy Conversion Grant as the funding purely for the transfer, we have a different perspective. The key motivation when J & G Marshall was established was finding a way carry out conversions more effectively and efficiently so that the set-up grant could also be directed to the classroom where possible.

Our single fee structure ensures that conversion grants can support education outcomes, rather than being swallowed up by legal fees and administration.

For £11,500 + VAT, our service includes everything you need.


  • Help with your application
  • Company set up – Articles and Memorandum
  • Commercial Transfer Agreement, plus schedules
  • Funding Agreement and Annexes
  • Land Transfer/Lease
  • TUPE guidance
  • Support sourcing finance system
  • Support sourcing HR/Employment Lawyers and Accountants
  • Full project management
  • Guidance on insurance, banking facilities and pensions
  • Where applicable, full liaison with the LA, DfE and Diocese

J&G Marshall offers a full and comprehensive transfer solution, so governors, senior leaders and the wider school community can focus on education.

Read the testimonials page to see exactly what our clients say about us and then contact us to discuss how we can support your journey.

"As a newly approved sponsor we will not look any further than Marshalls to support us with future conversions. Their honest, no nonsense approach coupled with their vast experience of the conversion process is exactly what we needed and we were delighted with the service we received. I would not hesitate in recommending Marshalls."

Kirsty Haw, Principal, The Three Saints Academy Trust


"This decision proved to be invaluable as we faced many challenges on our journey. J&G Marshall employs a team of qualified specialists in a range of fields (Law, Insurance, Finance, Land) all of whom have answers at their fingertips. Nothing was too much trouble for Jeff and his team and all our queries were responded to immediately either by phone call, by email or by a visit. J&G Marshall are professional in approach, yet have the personal touch. We were never made to feel that our queries were inappropriate or ridiculous."

Rebecca Wilkinson, Executive Principal, St Ann’s Church of England