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Active8 Managed Technologies are focused on delivering quality end user business services, supporting the diverse needs of the modern workplace. Our three core offerings are Managed Print Services, IT Services and Hosted Telephony.
Integrity, Honesty & Transparency
We are proud to deliver these values each and every day to all of our customers. Our strong business ethic forms the basis of our organisation and the key reason why our customers trust in our service, products and people.
Whilst we are a young, dynamic company, every one of our team has the industry experience to deliver professional, impartial advice every time.
Simple transparent contracts written in plain English.
A promise to deliver our services ethically at all times.
At apetito, we make mealtimes easy. We provide exceptional meal services to schools that are expertly developed by our Chefs and Dietitians. Our meals are frozen to lock in nutrients and taste with over 200 delicious dishes to choose from, we can cater for all. We support schools every step of the way with FREE tastings, financial proposals, and on-going support, ensuring a smooth transition and continued training where necessary.
We understand schools’ time and money is precious, which is why many have turned to apetito.
- Simplified catering
- Less labour required
- Up to 15% savings in catering costs
- Consistent, high-quality food
Get in touch to find out more about how we can simplify your catering and start your transition now!
Our accomplished Engage School Management Information System (SMIS) is designed for the needs of independent and international schools.
Expansive functionality including admissions, marketing, academic, pastoral and financial is centralised making it simpler and intuitive for parents and teachers, while driving management at a school or group level. Engage features unique and versatile Workflows and Forms, Tracked Communications, school specific terminology and per-user language. Engage is well-connected via API to an enormous range of school products; without question the most extensive single suite system available.
Hugely experienced and personable staff help assist the change management process to ensure you get the benefits and outcomes you expect.
Engage – Your School Community Ecosystem.
FirstPoint USA is the global market leader for US sports scholarships and university admissions.
Since 2001, FirstPoint has provided life-changing athlete-scholar opportunities in the USA for more than 60,000 young people, securing more than $200m in scholarship funding during that time.
The official scholarship agency of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes and National Junior College Athletic Association, FirstPoint works in partnership with 2,500+ of the best colleges and universities in the States.
Famous FirstPoint athletes include professional golfer Danny Willett, US Masters champion in 2016, Premier League winner and English international footballer Jamie Vardy and Ireland women’s hockey star Ayeisha McFerran.
Frontline Collections are the No1 choice for Debt Collection for Schools across the UK. One of our key areas of specialism is the recovery of Unpaid School Fees and suchlike.
Since 2005, Frontline Collections have collaborated with many Private schools across the UK, recovering millions of pounds for them in the process.
Our Professional services guarantee to maximise revenue whilst minimising the cost of doing so. Our Commission rates start from only 8% and we operate a fully transparent service with no hidden fees.
Why Frontline Collections?
- Specialist Debt Collection service for Private Schools
- Low Cost, Comprehensive and Award-Winning solution
- Average 90% Recovery rate on undisputed Debts
- Online Account Management & Progress Reports
- No Collection means No Costs to pay
- Fully Compliant and ISO:9001 accredited Company
- Local, National and International coverage
The right assessments are vital for evidencing performance and uncovering your students’ potential, whether as part of your school assessment programme or your admissions process. With independent schools facing greater demands than ever, assessments also need to be rigorous, easy to use and efficient.
We will help you to meet these challenges with assessments that are built on the best academic research and extensive trialling, and which provide reports to enable you to make quick and effective use of the data with the support of our dedicated team of experienced independent school advisers. Our parent reports also support home/school relationships and help to demonstrate the value you add to children’s learning.
Our assessments are used by the majority of UK independent schools and 19,000 schools worldwide. Find out more and put us to the test.
Hugh J Boswell
Hugh J Boswell was established in 1906 and we continue today to help our education clients to protect their schools through an ever-evolving risk landscape. Our approach puts our clients at the centre of everything we do and our commitment to quality has led to us being awarded Chartered Insurance Broker status. This designation is granted by the Chartered Insurance Institute solely to broking firms that uphold the highest professional standards.
Our experienced team has a deep understanding of the risk issues facing schools and colleges today and we have worked for many years guiding Proprietors, Headteachers, Bursars and School Business Managers through the often complex issues of risk management and insurance provision. Our focus is on delivering quality advice, effective cover and value for money to create bespoke insurance programmes that reflect the school’s unique risks and exposures.
If you are:
- worried about the extent of your cover
- concerned about the quality of service
- or simply think you might be paying too much
Then please do give us a call. We will be happy to have a chat, without obligation, and will be able to give you an immediate view on whether we can assist with a free of charge alternative quote.
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- 01603 723575; 07557 058489
Innermedia is an established, fully in-house digital agency with an open and consultative approach. We work with schools throughout the UK to plan, implement, and measure digital journeys that deliver excellent ROI and create an online presence that works in line with your overall aims. Based in Hertfordshire, our team focuses on building sites that rank well and produce measurable results.
We have extensive experience and success working with both commercial and independent school clients; we understand your market and have a proven track record in planning, creating, and delivering effective marketing solutions to engage with new parents and direct them to your school. Every part of our process is created to help you achieve long-term success online, as well as delivering an attractive and easy-to-use website.
We have provided over 150 independent schools with our expert strategies as well as our digital services which include websites, MIS integration, school apps, social media, photography, video, drones, paid advertising, SEO, virtual reality tours and ongoing measurement, tracking, and support.
Let us help you discover online success.
Penningtons Manches Cooper Education Group
The Penningtons Manches Cooper Education Group works with a wide range of independent schools (including Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior) to help them achieve their goals while managing risk. Schools choose to work with us because we pair commercial guidance with a broad understanding of the sector and an appreciation of the reputational issues that schools face.
With UK offices in London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading, as well as our international offices, our specialists are described as providing ‘an excellent level of service and responsiveness’ (Legal 500 2019).
Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers provides advice across a range of services, including:
- Data protection
- Dispute resolution
- Employment & HR
- Real estate and issues concerning property
- Regulatory including ISI and OFSTED
- Safeguarding and guardianship
- VAT and Tax
Perry is a leading school uniform and sports kit supplier with an extensive range of services that make us a natural choice as your uniform supplier.
We work alongside our partner schools to deliver distinctive uniforms and high performance sports kit with an exceptional service to parents, tailored to meet the needs of both school and parent alike.
Perry offer the convenience of online shopping supported by in-school fitting events; showrooms and school shops. Providing a truly integrated and multi-channel shopping service is just one of the many benefits of working in partnership with Perry.
Scottish Widows was founded in 1815 and has since established a proud history of supporting employers and helping employees plan their financial futures. Today, they have over 6 million customers.
Scottish Widows is one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the Life Pensions & Investments market.* The organisation’s credentials continue to grow having gained a prestigious Financial Adviser 5 Star rating in the Pensions and Protection Provider, and Investments Provider categories in 2021, as well as winning the UK Pensions Awards for DC Pension Provider of the Year and DC Master Trust of the Year.
With the recent changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, many independent schools are considering changing their workplace pension arrangements for teaching staff. Scottish Widows’ flexible workplace pensions are underpinned by a wealth of knowledge and experience, and they’re dedicated to helping you deliver a solution that aims to fulfil you and your employees’ needs today and in the future.
Get in touch or visit scottishwidows.co.uk/independent-schools to find out how Scottish Widows can help support you, your business and your employees.
Richard Thorkildsen (DipPFS), Corporate Partnerships Director
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Sunray doors – for your timber or steel door requirements
Based in Ashford, Kent, Sunray Doors are leading designers, manufacturers and installers of timber & steel commercial doors. We have a wide range of fire doors, certified security doors, and steel louvre systems. We are proud to say supplied into the education sector amongst other areas.
Our timber fire door range includes a myriad of options and variations that meet required standards.
Designed to provide extremely high levels of intruder resistance, our security range is ideal for applications where asset protection is of paramount importance, and these have been fitted to a variety of installations, including Education, Government, defence, transport, utilities, healthcare, retail and leisure facilities.
Sunray security doors and louvres have been third-party tested and certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to Loss Prevention Standards (LPS) 1175.
Recognising that every project is different, we work closely with customers offering a truly bespoke design service. Our unique sector experience and innovative approach to engineering problem solving means we can deliver quality solutions that they can trust.
Please do get in touch to find out how we can help.
The Family Wellness Practice
"Nurture, Grow and Empower”
The Family Wellness practice is a specialist team of mental health professionals supporting schools via:
- Delivering interactive, CPD accredited workshops on promoting mental health for staff, students and parents. Our portfolio of workshops are designed to help schools work towards achieving a “whole school approach” towards mental health and wellbeing.
- Providing therapeutic services such as supervision and reflective practice to staff and counselling for both students and staff.
The practice is led and directed by Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Kiran Nijabat, who uses her front line experience in dealing with mental health trauma, along with her team of mental health professionals to provide expert knowledge and trending data to schools. All our training and therapeutic services are available face to face or online, giving schools the flexibility to choose a platform which suits their needs.
The Family Wellness Practice has delivered workshops and offered therapeutic services both nationally and internationally to schools with outstanding feedback.
Unifrog is the complete whole-school destinations platform – trusted by over 2,500 schools around the world to help students find and apply for their best next step.
We bring all the available information into a single, impartial, user-friendly platform to help students make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. As well as connecting students to the best university courses, degree apprenticeships, and placements in the UK, we also help students to explore every US college, as well as over 10,000 undergraduate programmes taught in English around the world.
We empower teachers and careers advisers to manage the progression process effectively to make sure Unifrog has a genuine impact in each of the 2,500 schools we work with. We reduce staff admin time by more than 40% and have an impressive track record of increasing access to Oxbridge, the Russell Group, competitive apprenticeships, and prestigious university courses abroad.
Our Application Management tools make the process of writing Personal Statements and Teacher References easier and more successful, with expert guidance and progress bars so that every student and teacher knows their next step and is held to account. Meanwhile, younger years have access to a host of useful tools including personality profiling, space to record and reflect on their skills development, and Careers and Subjects libraries to inspire them and get them excited about their future pathways. We even have accounts for parents to get them engaged with their child’s careers learning.
Utilities for Less
Your Energy Experts – We take a fresh approach to energy consultancy.
I’m Nick, founder of U4L – Utilities for Less.
After working within the energy industry for over 20 years for companies such as British Gas and NPower, I decided to set up my own independent energy consultancy business to lead a change within the energy sector. Our mission – to deliver clean, affordable energy to all.
Since then I have built a collaborative team with over 60 years experience in both residential and commercial sectors, delivering expert service with a distinct personal approach to over 2,500 businesses across the UK.
Within our portfolio, we manage accounts for hotel groups, restaurant chains, nursing homes, as well as independently owned small businesses, striving to lead the charge on sustainability nationwide.
Why U4L? We pride ourselves on fair and transparent pricing. We also offer flexibility within all our energy services. We do this by listening to our customers and ensuring we are providing the most tailored service we can to suit you.
Our renewal energy service is offered as standard, reducing your CO2 impact and in turn striving to make net zero a reality and preserve our environment.
Making a brighter future together.
Zeelo is the smart bus platform for schools. We are experts in providing safe, flexible, fully-managed home-to-school transport services to schools across the UK. We offer route planning and optimisation, online booking platforms, state of the art app and flexible ticket and payment solutions for parents. Our services are built on technology with live vehicle tracking, safety notifications for parents and 24/7 live customer support. Reduce parking and pollution around your school with a fully managed home-to-school transport service – in 2020, we saved our clients nearly 4,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions, that’s the equivalent of planting 186,059 trees.