Would you like to acquire Academy Status?

Whether you are considering becoming an Academy, have already gained Academy Status or are remaining in the Local Authority Structure, we have the range of services and expertise to help and support you.

We can help guide you further, to become an Academy.

An Academy school is different from operating under the Local Authority.

Direct funding brings new challenges and responsibilities that schools often need to consider.

Effective financial management and preparation of budgets is key to showing the viability of an Academy, and in managing its success.

We are an Academy accountants who can help you with every stage.

We are a firm of Chartered Accountants and Tax Experts in Sussex who can guide Head Teachers, Governors and Finance Executives through the Academy conversion process. We also have an Education Team with qualified staff that have worked as Finance Executives in Education.

We are able to understand your situation and offer you expert advice.

We are able to help Schools and Academies in SussexHampshireKent and Surrey.

Services we offer Academy schools

Expertise and technical understanding 

We have qualified staff with expertise that are able to work through the process in schools of converting from Local Authority agencies. We are also  able to implement and test financial controls and procedures from inside the organization. 


We are able to provide telephone, email and remote access support for Responsible Officers and Finance Teams. We are able to provide these services for fees agreed in advance. There are no hidden fees with our pricing structure and we will help you at each step of your conversion.

Value for money

We build a solution based on individually on the needs of your school.

Our Services include:

  • Financial systems and controls
  • Auditing an Academy school
  • Assisting or acting as your Responsible Officer
  • Preparation of your annual financial statements to DfES requirements
  • Preparation of your accounts, budgets and cashflow forecasts
  • Recommendations for suitable or more effective accounting software
  • VAT and taxation advice
  • Payroll solutions for Academy schools
  •  Legal and company secretarial assistance 

To arrange a free, no obligation consultation, contact Peter Hill at Dominic Hill Accountants today.


We do not outsource work

We are a training employer, developing local talent
We provide training to those leaving higher education