After Conversion

We also provide the full range of legal services necessary to support you after you have become an academy, including;

  • Company Secretarial- with the ESFA’s spotlight on good governance, we can help you ensure that the Academy Trust’s books are kept up to date and relevant filings are made to Companies House. We can also provide trustee training.
  • Estate Management- if you plan to carry out building projects or property transactions, we can support you in a strategic and cost-effective way. We can also assist you in developing your estate management plan.
  • Procurement advice- as a public body you are subject to procurement law. We can work with you to ensure compliance with your legal obligations when tendering for and entering into contacts.
  • Education Law- we can provide pastoral legal support and strategic advice in areas such as Admissions, Exclusions and Special Needs in a truly effective manner. 
  • Commercial- we can provide you with a full range of commercial support, especially important in outsourcing contracts such as catering cleaning, ground maintenance and leisure.
  • Growing your Trust- we can help you build capacity to take on other schools and existing academies.
  • Employment and HR- our HR consultants can provide day to day support with staffing issues.
  • Governance- with Ofsted’s increasing focus on governance, we can provide ongoing governance support, including advising on restructurings, schemes of delegation, issues with local governing bodies, and charity law issues including management of conflicts of interest and related party transactions.
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    "Stone King provided us with excellent support throughout the whole process"

    CWA Academy Trust

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    "As our MAT conversion process finally nears completion, I would like to express our thanks to Stone King for all your expertise and help in guiding us through this demanding process."

    Peter Barnes, CEO, Oakgrove School, Kingsbridge Educational Trust

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    "They are excellent, the personalised service is superb as they understand our circumstances and advise appropriately."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

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    "Great private and state school clients."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

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    "They are excellent. They get the gist of what's required and they understand what we want to get done. Their advice is sound and clear-cut, and they deliver it in a human way." "They invariably respond with prompt, unambiguous and first-class advice."

    Chambers - 2015

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    Recent testimonials

    Stone King is "probably the best education firm in the business," and "they lived up to the recommendations we received". Another source adds: "They've got undoubted expertise and good geographical coverage - a leading player."

    Chambers - 2014

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    “I feel fellow school leaders need to be made aware that there is an absolutely brilliant company out there who will provide those key services at very competitive rates”

    C A Wakefield - Maldon's Community Academy

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