DfE officially reopens academisation option for sixth-form colleges

FE Week is reporting that the government has confirmed it will continue to allow sixth-form colleges to academise. 

Converting to academy status, and in doing so enjoying the luxury of not paying VAT, has been a possibility for nearly all SFCs since November 2015.

In new guidance published today, the DfE confirmed they will extend this opportunity, and that they will offer a “support grant” of £25,000 to each conversion.

SFCA deputy chief executive James Kewin told FE Week his association was “pleased” with the move.

“Conversion will not be right for every sixth form college, but it is important that institutions have the option to change their status when it is right for them, their students, and their local community.”

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