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About: Catholic Schools Academy Conversion Portal

Welcome to our extranet for Catholic schools, designed to support Catholic Dioceses and schools, giving access to legal advice, briefings and documentation. We are immersed in both the Education and Ecclesiastical sectors and have a wealth of experience in both fields. As a result we are uniquely placed to assist Catholic Schools with all their legal needs including academies conversions, employment issues, data protection matters admissions and exclusions. We have dedicated teams who specialise in work for Catholic schools and Dioceses.

Please scroll down to view our tailored documentation for various Catholic Dioceses.

If you are a maintained school or an academy needing legal advice please contact our dedicated School Support Service Team.

If you would like support with academy conversions please contact our specialist team.

Useful Links

DfE Links

DfE guidance on Recoupment and the Recoupment Calculator DfE Support 

DfE Support Grant Claim Guidance and Form 

DfE “Registration of Interest” Form 

DFE Application Form


Catholic Education Service

Documentation and Advice from CESEW

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 5039

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