Our consultancy service can support you in a number of ways. You may be looking to grow or have a specific project or goal that is out of your current staffing remit or a short term consultant provides a more cost effective or time efficient option. We always aim to be a trusted advisor, working with transparency and becoming an extension of your team, working side by side.
School Consultancy Support

What makes us different:

With over 100 years combined experience in the education sector and team members with CEO, Chair of Trustees, CFO, COO, Director of HR, and Director of IT experience, Keystone has a wealth of knowledge to help support your school or trust in ultimately providing the best outcomes for your pupils or students.
We can support on a number of projects whatever the size or duration, we will advise you every step of the way.

Our areas of expertise:

Growth Strategy

With over 100 years of combined experience in the education sector, we can help you develop and deliver a successful growth strategy utilising our best practice knowledge and experience.

Operations Team Centralisation

Advice and support during periods of change can be essential to the success or failure of the centralisation of operations teams. Our team have experience of managing these changes and can support you to achieve the best outcome.

New Schools builds

We manage the new school project from creating the presumption school bid to the building process to opening day.

We manage and advise on the build from aspects such as the use of rooms and general design of space, forward planning for school health and safety, and ICT and audio-visual setup.

View a case study of the building of Ashby Hastings School and how we worked with Symphony Learning Trust.

CEO & CFO Mentoring Services

  • Our team have over 20 years' experience in CEO and CFO roles in MATs and can support you on an interim or more regular basis with a wealth of knowledge of the challenges faced by senior leaders.

Trust Merger Support

We can work with you to ensure effective due diligence and oversight of all the project aspects of bringing two trusts together ensuring that the outcomes for your children are paramount  

Conference presentations

  • Our teams are regularly called upon to speak at key industry events as experts in the education sector. We can make sure your conference presentation is delivering a real punch and has standout in the sector.

Notice to Improve (formerly FNtI) support

We can work with you to develop a plan of action and get you fully compliant with all academy legislation.

"Working with the team at Keystone has been an absolute pleasure. They have got to know our schools, how we work, and have offered support which has made a difference. The results speak for themselves, and Keystone are now very much part of our team."

Tim Sutcliffe, CEO Symphony Learning Trust

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You may also need:

Due Diligence

New schools looking to join your trust? Our due-diligence audit takes the stress out of identifying and categorising risks and gives you the answers.

Internal Scrutiny

We provide comprehensive advice on improvement for both financial and non-financial controls all from our experience as school professionals.

HR Services


Worried about keeping up with the latest employment legislation and HR best practice? Our school HR professionals can provide 3 levels of advice and support to keep you on top of your HR.

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