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Academies, Schools and Colleges

We're here to help.

The Dyke Yaxley Academy Team will guide you through your School's transition to Academy Status. 

From financial review, company registration and day-to-day accounting through to payroll, Human Resources and IT services, we will help you every step of the way.

Our service package includes

  • Financial strategic review
  • Operational structure
  • Legal issues - registering your new Academy as a limited company and 'exempt charity'
  • Trading company - assessing the need for a separate trading company
  • Raising finance and financial monitoring of major projects
  • Banking - setting up bank accounts for the new Academy
  • Local Authority liaison - liaison with the local authority to close down the old school and transfer of funds to the new Academy
  • Insurances - redefining and renogotiating policies
  • Support for the Responsible Officer
  • Employment and Payroll Support - managing the transfers of employees from local authority to new Academy employment
  • Pension Scheme - assessing and managing the impact on the Teachers' Pension Agency and the Local Authority Pension Scheme
  • Year end accounts - preparing year end accounts in accordance with The Companies Act, The Charities Act and Charities SORP and managing external audit
  • Accounting system - audit of current accounting system, setting up the new Academy on your system and review of coding structure
  • VAT - the impact of potential VAT registration
  • Training - providing Governors with training to interpret the charity regime and accounts

What next?

We would like to offer you a no-obligation, free-of-charge hour-long meeting to informally discuss the issues and challenges connected with being an Academy.

Simply contact Helen Thomas, on 01743 241281 or email helen.thomas@dykeyaxley.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Please download a pdf version of our Academy Status Booklet for further information.