Community & Other Maintained Schools

The strength of our education practice lies historically in advising the maintained sector. As the academy movement has gathered momentum, our advice has been increasingly relied upon by this expanding sector. Our experience is both broad and comprehensive, and the variety of areas in which we can advise includes:

  • Admissions
  • Change of category
  • Commercial arrangements
  • Constitutional
  • Dispute resolution
  • Education legislation and statutory guidance
  • Employment and pensions
  • Federations
  • Governance
  • Intellectual property and freedom of information
  • Land and property (including construction)
  • Local authority duties
  • Parental complaints
  • Policies
  • Safeguarding
  • SEN provision
  • Staffing