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.

"We always found Jeff to be very approachable and had very prompt responses to all our enquiries. The face-to-face meetings were always well prepared and personable and, throughout the process, we were given sound advice. Even though our conversion is now complete, I feel we have found a new friend and would happily work with Jeff and his company in the future."

Elaine Huntington, Headteacher, Honeybourne First School Academy


"Thank you for all of your support through the Academy conversion. I have been particularly impressed with the support and guidance that you provided us, as an individual school, before making our decision to convert. You and your team have always been available to answer questions and queries along the way (no matter what time of day/night). We really couldn’t have done it without you! We are really looking forward to working with you in the future, and we know that we will continue to receive first class support from your professional team. Thanks again."

Louise Gohr, Headteacher, Pikemere School