Academies & MATs

Risk management and insurance solutions as individual as your academy

Being an academy school is about providing a unique learning environment and making autonomous decisions that reflect the individuality of your school. We can only provide you with the most appropriate advice and solutions if we spend sufficient time understanding the specific risks you and your school face now and in the future - that is why we visit you in person - for free and with no obligation - to understand where you may be exposed now and in the future.

Then, from the comprehensive range of risk management services and insurance covers we have access to, we will take the time to build a tailored programme designed to respond to your individual challenges, giving you assurance that your budget is allocated where you need it most and your premium represents value for money.

What makes us different as an academy broker?

  • One of the few insurance brokers in the UK with a team of true education sector specialists
  • Preferred service provider to some of the UK's leading educational establishments
  • Proven expertise in assisting academies at all stages of the conversion process - personalised, consultative approach to help guide you through the challenges
  • Support with tender assessments and OJEU tender procedures
  • Committed to helping you reduce risk in your academy school
  • Advice on financial planning and employee benefits, including automatic enrolment solutions

Helping academies reduce their risk

We are committed to helping academies to continually review and reduce their exposure to risk, often attracting lower insurance premiums as a result. Our services include:

  • Full security review
  • Cost-effective solutions to managing health and safety and employment law risks
  • Business continuity planning
  • Full disaster recovery service, including claims assistance
  • Valuations and asset tracking
  • Staff absence management
  • Insurance placement
  • Financial planning and employee benefits
  • Specialist services through other professional advisers
  • Support with tender assessments and OJEU tender procedures

For more information about each of these services, please download our Academies brochure.

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For more information, or to arrange a free, no obligation risk assessment and review of your existing covers call our Education team on 0161 972 2480 or email us at


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Health and safety as a school improvement issue

Would you like to:

  • safeguard the safety of your students – and demonstrate it to parents?
  • comply with OFSTED and HSE requirements?
  • ensure health and safety is working to contribute to your academy’s OFSTED aspirations?
  • save up to 20% on your insurance premium?

Lucas Fettes & Partners’ philosophy is to provide guidance to schools on a range of risk mitigation techniques and a broad range of risk management services. We’ve partnered with Judicium Education in order to provide a health and safety risk management service that is ‘joined up’ to your school’s curriculum, activities and is a net-contributor to your OFSTED aspirations.

The service is supported by leading education insurers, who will provide discounts of up to 20% (and in some cases a no claims bonus) to those academies who sign up. They believe that the service demonstrates a proactive approach to risk management and a commitment on the part of the school to reduce risk – in turn demonstrating good governance.

A practical approach with tangible benefits

Our aim is to ensure you’re achieving a safe school, in the most efficient and effective manner. We won’t just provide you with a telephone line, some template forms, a “light-touch” audit and leave you to do it yourself. We’ll audit your academy to approved HSE standards and we’ll provide practical advice, termly support visits and training where required, to reduce your risks and maximise compliance.

Critically, we’ll give you – and your parents, governors and trustees – peace of mind that you’re taking all possible measures to protect the health and safety of your students. Because when it comes to safeguarding the children in your care, only the best should be acceptable.

See what other academy schools have said about the service.

For more information, please download our brochure call us on 0330 660 0401 or email


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