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Professional, proven budget management software for maintained schools, academies & MATs, and independents.
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National awareness day event a success in bringing together the School Business Leader community

National awareness day event a success in bringing together the School Business Leader community

National School Business Leaders’ Day and the lead up to it focused on the vital role SBLs play and recognised the amazing way that they have championed and supported one another.

Multi-Academy Trusts – Do your due diligence when growing your MAT

Multi-Academy Trusts – Do your due diligence when growing your MAT

The beginning of March this year saw the Government announce that by 2025 they want to see far more schools residing in “strong families”.

About School Business Services

  • Founded in 2007
  • 90+ staff
  • 94% of customers recommend SBS
  • 97.5% retention rate for SBS Budgets
  • 1700+ schools

What our customers are saying about us

Suckley School

"SBS Budgets makes budget setting a whole lot easier, providing easy-to use staffing projections, user-friendly reports and comes with a great customer support helpline as well."

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the work you have put in and support I have already received with this software. It is really appreciated and I wish more companies worked like you."

"I have used SBS Budgets for a few years now and have always been completely satisfied with their product and the service that I have received."

Lime Academy Trust
Chingford, London

"I’ve found the software reliable, easy to use and set up of new schools has been incredibly simple as we have grown."

Seaton Valley Federation

"Days spent on payroll reconciliation each month have been reduced to just two or three hours."

"We’ve been using SBS Budgets in our Trust for last 2 years and we’re really pleased with both the functionality of the product and the quality of the support from the Team."

"SBS is on hand throughout the year and we have found them to be efficient, knowledgeable and professional in their approach."

"We anticipate we are able to save significantly thanks to SBS’ ICFP document. They have allowed us to target our inefficiencies…"

Queen Elizabeth’s School
Wimborne, Dorset

"I was able to jump straight into my new role with confidence at a very busy time for the school. The SBS team also provided aftercare support via the Service Desk."

"I was able to jump straight into my new role with confidence at a very busy time for the school. The SBS team also provided aftercare support via the Service Desk."

"Three years on in April 2020, I can honestly say my confidence, knowledge and understanding of school budget planning systems and procedures are unrecognisable."

"Since employing SBS as our IT support service, our IT system has become more reliable and robust."

"We have been an ICT customer of School Business Services for over 7 years. I find them extremely helpful and knowledgeable."

"On assuming responsibility for the contract, SBS quickly stabilised the situation and began a programme of improvement that has transformed our confidence in the service."

"SBS have always listened to what the school has had to say and adapted their practices to suit our needs."

"Christ Church Primary School has enjoyed a very productive and strategic partnership with School Business Services support for several years."

"Without any doubt the most competent, effective and efficient company I have worked with in my 34 years in Education."

"I am writing to highly commend the work of Ms Reed at our school over the past two years. "

"Having struggled with Management Information Systems that were not fit for purpose for some years, Swiss Cottage School made the decision to switch to SIMS in the Autumn of 2012."

United Learning Trust

"SBS have supported the United Learning Trust in multiple instances where a SIMS application has had to be migrated from a predecessor school into a new academy."

Gildredge House

"The support we have received from SBS with the administration of our MIS has been invaluable."

"They are responsive, knowledgeable and professional, everything we needed to replace our previous support organisation."

"We would like to thank you and your team for great support. Being there at the end of the phone, remote access and in person."

"Through their SIMS support, the SBS MIS team has saved me money, time and many headaches in both the technical and strategic advice we receive."

Preston Manor School
Wembley, London

"Our consultant was extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole process."

"I will be recommending SBS to friends and family who wish to pursue a career in school administration."

"I find the SBS Budgeting system to be simple and straight forward to use and the customer service that we receive from the team is excellent."

Lion Academy Trust

"SBS’ extensive education sector experience and operations capability has made them a dependable partner as we support teaching, learning and critical operations across all our schools and settings."

"Being well versed in MATs and schools, the conversations and challenges were thoughtful, direct and at the same time, well balanced"

"Thanks to SBS’ planning and clear guidance, we were given ample time prior to the day of audit to collate and upload all the information required and the day of audit ran seamlessly."

"We engaged the services of SBS consultancy during a busy period in our school and I have been more than happy with the support we received and continue to receive. "

Severn Academies Educational Trusts
Kidderminster, Worcestershire

"I just wanted to say how grateful I am of Kelly’s fantastic support for our BFR. We could not have got through it without her!"