Eleanor Reilly

Eleanor is a solicitor in our Cambridge office.

Professional Experience

Eleanor’s work involves all types of academy set-up, growth and development and advising on school projects; commercial contracts, outsourcing and procurement; company law, charity law and governance for academy trusts. Her professional interests are in the vision and ethos of all types of education provision; schools funding, commercial activities and collaborations; local authority relations and functions; commissioning for SEND and AP.

Academy Conversions and Transfers
  • Community, voluntary and foundation school and non-mainstream conversions
  • Voluntary transfers
  • Sponsored conversions and transfers
Education Provision
  • Free school proposals and set ups
  • UTCs
  • Academy Trust projects
  • Service Agreements with commissioning local authorities
Special Educational Needs
  • Special school and SEN Unit set ups
  • Service Agreements with commissioning local authorities
Academic Experience

Eleanor has studied at UCL, King’s College London, Open University, University of Westminster, and the University of Law.


Eleanor is a foundation governor at a local primary school, and has two nursery-age children.