​​​​​What is an academy?

Academies are publicly funded independent schools, free from local authority and are under national government control. The Academies Act 2010 made it possible for any primary, secondary or special school to become an academy.

Academies are still part of the community. They serve children and families in a particular area and they have the same responsibilities as any maintained school as part of the learning community.

Thinking of becoming an academy?

We are concerned there is a lot confusing information on academy conversion available to schools and Governing Bodies and therefore has provided factual guidance to read when considering conversion.

Academies in the Wakefield District

Contact us

Schools Organisation Team

Room 41, County Hall
Bond Street

01924 307983