Academy Conversions


Our team includes professionals who all sit on Trust Boards and 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 where possible.

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.

Read the testimonials page to see exactly what our clients say about us and then contact us to discuss how we can support your journey.

Thank you to Jeff and Peter of J&G Marshall Ltd for all your hard work in conducting our recent Governance and Growth Audit. Your professionalism combined with the rigour of the process ensured the audit was really robust. By taking time to speak with a range of people across our Trust, as well as scrutinising a wide range of documentation, we felt that you really ‘got to know and understand us’ and the final report was accurate and incredibly informative. Throughout the process we have benefited enormously from your expertise and knowledge and the outcomes of the audit have significantly helped to shape our strategic thinking around future growth. Thank you for your time, care and professionalism, it has been a pleasure working with you.

Kylie Spark, Head of Trust, Inspiring Learners Trust


J&G Marshall Ltd have been so supportive in helping our MAT to develop and launch on 1st March this year. Guidance and support at all stages have been remarkable, particularly Jeff Marshall, who has a vast experience of conversions which helped our team through some difficult times. Always available to discuss issues and challenges and prepared to go the extra mile to help out, it has been a great pleasure to have Jeff and his team at this crucial stage. I know he will support us through the next few months as we embed LET Education Trust and would like to thank Jeff for all his assistance.

Jenny Woodward, Chair of Trustees, LET Education Trust