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.
We build better leaders for a better society. AQ are industry experts with decades of experience in the education sector across executive search, interim management and advisory. Driven by our core values, integrity, diversity and hands on project ownership. We understand our ability to access and engage the right candidates before converting them to applicants is our most valuable currency to you.
AQ is a business founded on supporting clients and candidates in the education, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors as well as the wider public services. A deep belief in equality, diversity and fairness is at the heart of our values. Our role is to seek out talent in all its forms, identify future talent and challenge assumptions – we do this by having an open mind about sources of talent and we see it as our duty to actively challenge assumptions about what outstanding talent looks like.
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.
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!
eEnergy is a digital energy services company, empowering schools to tackle the energy crisis by eliminating energy waste and transitioning to low-cost clean energy, without upfront capital investment. We’ve delivered over 600 successful projects to help schools reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions by up to 50%. Schools can benefit in four ways:
Access the lowest-cost clean energy through our digital procurement platform and energy management services.
Measure energy waste with granular data and insight on energy use.
Reduce energy use with the right energy efficiency solutions including LED lighting at no upfront cost.
Connect sustainably with onsite solar energy generation and electric vehicle (EV) charging.
Accelerate your school’s journey towards lower energy costs and a more sustainable future.
Engage, our award-winning School Management Information System from Education Horizons, empowers over 620 leading independent and international schools spanning six continents. Engage features unique customisable workflows and forms, tracked communications, school-specific terminology and multi-language capability, all in a single database solution. The scope of Engage provides you with a single vendor solution for key academic, administrative financial needs, while our API and custom integrations provide a smooth pathway to other leading school products. Engage provides the essential connection between staff, parents and students, enabling your school to maximise its effectiveness in delivering holistic education.
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.
As a leading immigration consultancy with a track record of success, Holmes & Partners Ltd can help your school navigate the complex and ever-changing world of immigration laws and regulations. Our team of experienced immigration consultants has the knowledge, skills, and dedication to provide you with comprehensive immigration services that are tailored to your unique needs and goals.
At Holmes & Partners Ltd., we understand the importance of personalised service, open communication, and transparent processes for independent schools. We will listen to your school's goals and concerns, and offer you the best possible solutions.
Our fully outsourced service is our most comprehensive offering that takes the burden of immigration compliance off your shoulders. This is ideal for schools that want complete peace of mind, knowing they are fully compliant with immigration regulations. We also offer other service packages, which can be found at: https://holmes-partners.co.uk/services/companies/schools-colleges/ including compliance audits.
Please contact Alex at [email protected] or call her on 01252 728457 for further information.
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.
Educational facilitiescan experience a variety of challenges in safeguarding students and staff. Keri Systems believe that security providers have a moral obligation to keep our future generations and those who teach them as safe as possible.
Providing students and staff with a safe and secure learning environment is more important than ever before. Keri Systems has over three decades of experience developing access control solutions and with over a million secured worldwide, are well-positioned to help educational settings manage access, improve security, efficiency, and automate emergency responses.
Together we want to ensure that our future can grow in a safe and secure environment and invite you to reach out for a free consultation and a demo on how we can help.
Modulek are a market leading true hybrid construction company.
Specialising in providing state of the art learning environments we are proud to have completed projects with some of the country’s leading Independent and Preparatory schools.
We understand the importance of designing and constructing new buildings, so that you can accommodate the latest facilities for modern learning.
Designing buildings that are bespoke to your requirements and setting, we provide a fixed price complete turnkey solution that covers the entire design and installation solution, covering all aspects of the project from start to finish.
We understand schools are busy places, and work with you to offer minimal disruption by:
Delivering in narrow windows of time
Accommodating delivery and construction within holiday parameters
Work with minimal disruption through term time, with a carefully planned segregated site compound
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:
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
SDS are experts in managing school archives, working with nearly 600 UK independent schools.
We are digital heritage experts creating inspirational resources for your school’s history and nostalgia by utilising the archives with alumni engagement.
Capture and present your school’s history, nostalgia and archives on a forever website.
School archives are the perfect tool for reaching out and connecting with your alumni community. SDS can help you use the school history/heritage strategically, to develop relationships and increase your fundraising capacity.
Scan material from your school archives, harvest posts from your social media channels and showcase this on an interactive and searchable website.
Involve your students with their DofE programme / archive club, retired members of staff and PTA, local businesses…..a real community project.
Perfect for forthcoming and significant Anniversaries.
SDS are also IT Specialists, GDPR and records management consultants. Paperless Office and smart Governor Minute solutions. SDS Group are a scanning bureau providing school bursars with a suite of solutions centred around Records & Data Management and IT document management workflow systems.
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.
Tooled Up Education is the home of evidence-informed resources covering all aspects of parenting, education and family life. Tooled Up supports schools all over the UK and in Europe, providing world-class resources, webinars, podcasts and a bespoke service to its member schools including staff CPD sessions.
Towergate Insurance help their education clients to protect schools through an ever-evolving risk landscape. Their approach puts clients at the centre of everything they do with a commitment to quality and the highest professional standards. Their experienced team have a deep understanding of the risk issues facing independent schools today and they have worked for many years guiding Proprietors, Headteachers, Bursars and School Business Managers through the often complex issues of risk management and insurance provision. Their 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 considering reviewing your school’s insurance arrangements, or would simply like to discuss specific policies, get in touch today:
Unifrog is the universal whole-school destinations platform – trusted by over 3,500 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 3,500 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 psychometric tests, 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.