ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS
Our dedicated academies team is here to support you, share their understanding and sector knowledge, and tailor a service that works for you. Whether you are considering converting to academy status, or are already up and running, Tait Walker can guide you through the whole process.
The prospect of converting to academy status is very attractive for many schools. However, many governors, head teachers and school business managers are unsure of the financial implications and challenges that may arise when operating independently of the local authority. Our team understand that the support you need from your accountant is not just about ticking compliance boxes; we are on hand to assist you throughout the academic year, offering proactive and friendly advice.
Tait Walker are members of the Macintyre Hudson Association of Chartered Accountants (MHA). We act for over 190 academies as a group across the UK.
We believe in building relationships, not only with our clients but also with other professional service providers. We work closely with North East lawyers and banks, and regularly engage with the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
If you are considering converting to academy status, or have already converted but want to become part of a bigger chain, you may be considering a multi-academy trust (MAT).
Tait Walker are one of the region’s leading advisers to multi-academy trusts, looking after a number of MATs with upwards of 10 schools within the MAT. We have advised MATs from initial set up to ongoing advice as their auditors and trusted advisers, providing value adding support and ensuring academy trusts meet specific MAT reporting requirements and standards.