You are here:

Last updated on 14 March 2018
Ref: 32553
School types: Academy · School phases: All

How can we change the name of our academy? We explain the difference between a company name and a trading name and look at how you can change them. You will also find out how this applies to an academy within a MAT.

Article tools


  1. Initial checks
  2. Difference between company and trading names
  3. Process for changing a company name
  4. After a company name change
  5. Example of a deed of variation

More from The Key

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.