Church & Faith Schools

The Legal 500 rates the team overall as "outstanding", noting in particular that our “understanding of the complexity of Church schools is excellent”.

We are able to offer a depth of experience in the church education sector which is unparalleled. Our education lawyers act for the National Society and for a significant number of Dioceses throughout England and Wales, providing advice not only in relation to individual schools but also regarding English and Welsh policy. The areas we cover include:

  • Academies
  • Admissions
  • Capital works (including construction)
  • Change of category
  • Children's Centres
  • Commercial arrangements
  • Constitutional
  • Diocesan Boards of Education
  • Dispute resolution
  • Education legislation and statutory guidance
  • Employment and pensions
  • Faith Academies and Free Schools
  • Federations
  • Foundation Schools
  • Governance
  • Intellectual property and freedom of information
  • Land and property
  • Local authority duties
  • Parental complaints
  • Policies
  • RE and collective worship
  • Religious designation
  • Reverter and the Schools Sites Act 1841
  • Safeguarding
  • Section 554 Orders
  • Staffing
  • The National Society
  • Trading companies
  • Voluntary Aided
  • Voluntary Controlled