Academy Conversions


Our team includes professionals who all sit on 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.

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.


"I would wholeheartedly recommend J&G Marshall for any school considering a conversion as they made the whole process very smooth and as stress free as possible from the beginning to the end of the conversion. They are still on the end of the phone 7 months later!"

Clare Grehan, Headteacher, Willaston Primary Academy


"Jeff's experience and reassurance throughout the process of our conversion was invaluable. His friendly, knowledgeable manner meant both myself and the Business Manager were always fully informed with excellent communication and guidance, we couldn't have wanted for a better team."

Steve Wheeldon, Headteacher, Wilbraham Primary School,