Wilkins Kennedy is a top 20 accountancy firm that offers specialised business advice to existing academies, those in the process of converting and schools thinking about converting. We have an experienced and proven team of Academy specialists on hand to successfully guide schools through the financial aspects of the conversion process and provide valuable, ongoing advice.

Our involvement with different types of schools and academies that we act for allows us to recognise your different needs and tailor our advice accordingly. These schools include; primary, secondary, sponsored, converter, single, multi, free and UTCs.

We offer support from the outset, sharing our vast knowledge and ensuring you plan your finances effectively, to make the most of your academy status.

Services we can offer academies include:

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"The experienced team at Wilkins Kennedy was involved from the very start of our junior school academy conversion process, and they continue to offer us expert insider knowledge, support and assistance, from setting up systems to year end audit – we are delighted with the outstanding professional service they provide."

Sue Roberts

St. Stephen's Junior School

1/2 Day VAT Training for Academies

"Very useful - met all objectives for the day. Andrew was very knowledgeable and gave useful, practical examples."

Zoe Lever

The Oaktree School

1/2 Day VAT Training for Academies

"Really informative - manageable as I'm a VAT novice!"

Nicki Culhane

Dame Alice Owen's School

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