Leading Schools

Leading Schools Limited Terms and Conditions

This Agreement is made and entered into by the undersigned parties:

The School/Academy/Multi-Academy Trust and Leading Schools Limited.

In consideration of the promises, rights and obligations set forth below, the parties hereby agree as follows:

Leading Schools Limited will provide the following services:

Education consultancy/training as outlined in the schedule of work provided and accepted.

Leading Schools Limited shall take direction from the CEO, Headteacher, Principal, Subject Leader or Project Leader in developing the focus of the support. Additional services or amendments to the services described within the schedule of work may be agreed upon between both parties with sufficient notice.

Subject to providing the services as outlined within the schedule of work, Leading Schools Limited will be paid the sum agreed per activity within the schedule upon completion of the services. The School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust will be invoiced upon completion of the services, with payment due within 10 working days of receipt of the invoice.

Leading Schools Limited retains the right to claim statutory interest and debt recovery costs incurred for late payment of services. In the event of late payment, Leading Schools Limited at its sole discretion may defer or cancel any work remaining in the schedule.

Cancellation of Booking

A cancellation charge of 100% will be applied for any service booking cancelled with less than 5 working days’ notice. If between 5 to 19 working days’ cancellation notice is given, a cancellation charge of 50% will be charged unless, at the discretion of Leading Schools Limited, the booking is re-arranged and delivered within 20 working days of the initial booking date. If 20 or more working days’ notice of cancellation is given there will be no charge.


Should cancellation occur due to contractor illness, acts of God or events beyond the reasonable control of Leading Schools Limited the in-school work will be rescheduled on the contractor’s return to work at the earliest convenience. Where this impacts on training, as much notice will be given as possible and the date rescheduled accordingly.  

Leading Schools Limited hereby acknowledges that it agrees to be bound by confidentiality in all activity related to the school, unless there is a safeguarding concern which will be reported accordingly as per professional duty of care.

All data and information made available to Leading Schools Limited by the School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust, unless otherwise publicly available, shall be utilised by Leading Schools Limited in connection with the schedule of work only and shall not be made available by Leading Schools Limited to any other person.

Leading Schools Limited will retain all design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights created during the provision of the services outlined within the schedule of work.

The School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust shall not copy or use material provided by Leading Schools Limited for purposes other than expressly provided for in the schedule.

The School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust agrees that Leading Schools Limited may terminate this Agreement at any time without notice if the School/Multi Academy Trust/Academy is in breach of any of the terms of this Agreement.

The School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust may terminate this Agreement at any time at its sole discretion, upon providing Leading Schools Limited 20 working days written notice of its intention to do so.  Clauses 3, 6 and 7 of this agreement and the obligation to pay cancellation fees and/or late payment charges shall continue in full force and effect in the event of termination of this agreement.

Except as required by law, the liability of Leading Schools Limited to the School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust shall be limited to the fees for the defective element of the service and shall in no circumstances extend to indirect or consequential losses or losses incurred by any third party.

To protect the reasonable commercial interests of Leading Schools Limited, the School/Academy/Multi Academy Trust shall not approach, entreat or recruit any individual or service provider of any kind introduced to it by Leading Schools Limited for a period of six months without the express written consent of a director of Leading Schools Limited. In the event that a court finds that this clause is unenforceable then the remaining clauses of this agreement shall continue in full effect.

This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.