Partners

School Business Services is proud to partner with industry leading suppliers and leaders in education services.

For those services that we do not provide ourselves we have carefully chosen and have been selected to work with the following companies.


PS Financials | Finance

PS Financials is the author of award-winning accounting, purchasing and reporting software. Serving the education sector for 10+ years, PS Financials has been chosen by 1,900+ education establishments and 60% of all Multi Academy Trusts. SBS finance consultants are PSF approved trainers and support specialists.

The SBS Online team and PSF are developing ‘two way’ integration between the finance and budget management systems for seamless data transfer.

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PW Payroll Solutions | Payroll

PW Payroll Solutions Ltd is a BACS registered bureau specialising in payroll services with over 25 years’ experience. Offering a fully managed service that covers all aspects of payroll for schools including HMRC requirements and the LGPS and TPS responsibilities. Additional services include Auto Enrolment and offer a payroll help desk for pay related queries.

A service that is flexible, designed around your needs, ensuring your payroll is accurate and providing reports that are meaningful.

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J&G Marshall | Academy Conversion

J&G Marshall is a specialist school-to-academy conversion company. J&G Marshall conducts all required legal, project management and advisory services including company set-up, finance and MIS systems and accountancy with optional premises and governance support.

With over 250 years’ experience in our respective fields, we will take care of the conversion whilst you concentrate on what you do best – educating children.

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Place Group | School improvement consultancy

Place Group is a consultancy focused 100% education and schools. Place provides education and project management services to schools and multi-academy trusts; from best practice governance and policies, to performance management and school improvement. Place has managed the conversion of hundreds of academies, including primary and secondary schools as well as supporting sponsors develop multi-academy chains.

It has advised more than 50 proposers on their free school applications and successfully managed their openings, including the recruitment of the leadership and staff, facilitating consultation and marketing, overseeing the funding agreements and legals, and advising on the site and building development.

Place Group - School improvement consultancy

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Schools’ Buying Club | Contract Procurement

SBC is an award-winning schools procurement and efficiency consultancy, dedicated to saving its members money so more resources are directed to front line teaching and learning. It provides a no cost model to schools to specify, tender and manage the contract award for the best value, highest quality goods and services through a compliant process.

SBC has saved schools millions of pounds purchasing energy, outsourced cleaning and catering, food supplies, ICT and photocopiers and printers, professional services and even supply teachers. Its ‘Toolbox’ online subscription service provides DIY tendering tools and guidance, contract registers and renewal alerts and money saving advice to individual schools, clusters and multi-academy trusts.

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Double First Ltd

Founded in 1987, Double First creates education information management systems, financial management packages and payroll software for fee-paying independent schools.

The company’s integrated suite of school software is called Engage. It includes Portals for Teachers, Pupils and Parents, Fees, Assessments (reports to parents), Examinations, Attendance, Curriculum, Timetable, Special Educational Needs, and Performance Tracking.

A close working relationship with the bodies that represent independent schools throughout the world is a valued part of their activity, to stay in touch with developments, understand collective requirements and to meet with many of the leading educationalists and administrators in the independent school sphere.

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Assettrac | Asset Management Software

Assettrac was founded in 1999 providing products and services in the field of physical asset management. It enjoys a growing connection with some 500 schools, academies, and local authorities integrating asset labels, onsite auditing, hand held devices and asset management software to track movable property and premises safety inspections. Services include training, technical support, and replacement values for all items tagged for finance and insurance purposes.

Our principal contacts are those managers responsible for finance, premises, and IT, helping them demonstrate compliance with SFVS or academy guidelines as well as health and safety legislation.

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Kajima | Lettings Solutions for Schools

Kajima Community’s core business is marketing and operating the community use of PFI schools since June 2003. They made a conscious decision at the outset that community use is not just about a school lettings service. They take a more holistic approach, providing a fully-managed service with a firm focus on excellent customer service. They expanded their service in 2011 offering to include consultancy services to schools, school developers and facilities management companies.

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CHQ | Extra-curricular activities management for maintained schools & academies

CHQ’s powerful extra-curricular management software simplifies the management of all school activity beyond the classroom, managing, monitoring and reporting on student participation in areas such as sport, drama and music.

Our software integrates seamlessly with your school’s management information system (MIS), recording all attendances, absences and assessments and reporting back.

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Stick.Mark.Boom! | Assessment for Learning (AfL) tool

Stick.Mark.Boom! is an Assessment for Learning tool that saves teachers time, ensures pupils are engaged in next steps and provides evidence for Ofsted.

Used by over 5,000 pupils, the easy-to-apply success criteria sticker system allows interactive and colourful marking. Packages include English, Maths, Science, Religious Education and Foundation Subjects.

Furthermore, the SBS SIMS Support team has converted Stick.Mark.Boom!’s child-friendly success criteria stickers into a powerful SIMS Assessment solution! The data, reported as marksheets, is ideal for reporting to teachers, governors, parents and Ofsted.

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