When a school changes from one school category to another (e.g. community to foundation) there may be a need for the land and buildings used and held for the purposes of the school to transfer to another body.
Details of the provisions which enable a school to change category are set out in Statutory Instrument 2007 No 1289 – The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2007. A copy of this is available to view on the right-hand side of this page.
Details about the procedures for transferring land and an example of a model transfer agreement can be found in the Department's published guidance The Transfer and Disposal of School Land in England, which is available to download from this page.
School Assets Team, Partnerships for Schools
Telephone: 01325 735791