Patterns of education are continuing to evolve in the UK. Many schools are seeing their future in new alliances, and are exploring conversion to an Academy. The Diocese of York does not have a policy for or against academy conversion in principle. Multi-academy trusts (MATs) may incorporate individual academies of both a religious and non-religious character. Schools that are interested in the possibility of joining or forming a MAT with a Church of England school or academy in the Diocese of York are welcome to have an initial informal conversation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall contact you.