Customer Success Stories

Crompton House Church of England School

Crompton House CofE School

Chris Raynerd, Head of Year 11 and KS4 Raising Standards Leader

When Chris Raynerd was reviewing the school’s communication software, he knew they needed an effective system that could streamline processes and provide a centralised hub of information for parents, pupils and staff.

Since implementing the My School Portal software, Chris has found that teachers are now able to focus on delivering the curriculum and supporting pupils, whilst saving days of time in administration.

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Latymer Upper School

Latymer Upper School

Kerry Wilson, Admissions Registrar

When transitioning from a paper-based admissions process, Admissions Registrar for Latymer Upper School, Kerry Wilson found she saved around 100 hours of time in the admissions process when she switched to the My School Portal software.

Kerry explains how the software has allowed them to improve communication and engagement levels for parents, pupils and teachers by providing them with an intuitive system that can be viewed in real-time.

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Deal Education Alliance for Learning Trust  (DEALT)

Deal Education Alliance for Learning Trust

David Myatt, Chief Financial Officer

David Myatt, Chief Financial Officer at the Deal Education Alliance for Learning Trust was reliant on clunky and outdated systems before implementing the Access software across his eight schools.

Since moving to a more streamlined and integrated way of working, David explains how the Access Education software has transformed the Trusts’ auditing process and how, with Access, the Trust can now consolidate their processes so they have full visibility of the entire trust.

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Hawksmoor Learning Trust

Hawksmoor Learning Trust

Jonathan Davis, Finance Director

Finance Director at Hawksmoor Learning Trust, Jonathan Davis previously used Capita FMS as his finance system, however with the lack of reporting and consolidation, Jonathan knew the Trust needed to move to a more intuitive and streamlined solution. 

Jonathan describes how the Access Education finance solution has helped save the team countless hours in generating reports such as the management report, which now takes a fifth of the time it used to.

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The Enquire Learning Trust

The Enquire Learning Trust

Jodie Younger, Director of Finance

The Enquire Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising 30 schools, and as they looked to continue their growth, they knew they needed to move from their previous supplier, SAGE200 to an education specific solution.

Jodie Younger, Director of Finance describes how she previously struggled to complete day to day tasks, spending several days on assignments that now take a matter of hours with Access Education Budgets & Finance.

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Dunstone Education Trust

Dunstone Education Trust

David Brookes, Director of Finance and Operations

Previously using an old, server-based Civica system, Dunstone Education Trust knew that as they looked to expand, they needed a cloud-based, integrated solution to support them.

Having recently implemented Access Education Finance, Director of Finance and Operations, David Brookes describes how the Access Education implementation process kept him thoroughly engaged throughout his remote training.

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Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form

Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form

Mylene Joa-Longartt, Head of Finance

Running a completely paperless department is no mean feat. Having worked with large trusts and maintained schools, Mylene has used a number of different software packages over the years. Read how Access Education Finance helped to streamline the department and save on resources.

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Every Child Matters Academy Trust

Every Child Matters Academy Trust

Tim Marsh, Business Director

Tim Marsh, Business Director discusses how important it was for his Trust to ensure it had the right software in place as they began to grow. The importance of having slick, consolidated and professional reports became an essential part of everyday business.

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George Green’s School

George Green’s School

David Roome, Head of Finance and Operations

A big believer in the idea that systems should work for you - and not the other way round, David uses the Access Finance and Budgeting software on a daily basis. He explains how the software has helped streamline workflows and allowed his team to take a more strategic and forward-thinking approach.

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Bosco Catholic Education Trust

Bosco Catholic Education Trust

Jill Alcorn, School Business Manager

Having used multiple software solutions in her 15 years as a School Business Manager, Jill Alcorn from Bosco Catholic Education Trust would highly recommend Access Education to all academies.

With governors and trustees praising the functionality of Access Education, Jill states that since implementing the Budget & Finance solutions, the Trust have completely transformed their accounting processes, working much more collaboratively between schools.

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St Bartholomew’s CE Multi- Academy Trust

St Bartholomew’s CE Multi- Academy Trust

Christopher Dryer, Director of Finance and Operations

Director of Finance and Operations at St Bartholomew’s CE Multi Academy Trust, Christopher Dryer explains how the Access Education Budget & Finance solution has been crucial to the Trust achieving its aim of implementing a fully centralised finance strategy.

With the trust team continuously praising the solutions ease of functionality, Christopher describes how the Access Education Budget and Finance solutions have exceeded their expectations.

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The Kemnal Academies Trust

The Kemnal Academies Trust

Rachel Carter, Head of Finance

Comprising 45 schools, The Kemnal Academies Trust is one of the largest trusts in the South & East of England.

Rachel Carter, Head of Finance, describes how the Access Education Budget & Finance solution has helped to streamline processes at the Trust.  With the seamless integration between Budgets and Finance, Rachel states her finance team have saved a great deal of time when it comes to consolidating reports across the 45 schools. 

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Potteries Education Trust

Potteries Education Trust

Eddie Shotton, Chief Financial Officer

Implementing Access Education Finance and Budgeting software in September 2020 has given the Potteries Educational Trust the time and confidence to focus on providing the very best education for every child and young person within the Trust.

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The Circle Trust

The Circle Trust

Debra Briault, Chief Operating Officer

"We needed a system that gave us a level of coordination between our business and finance teams, but still allowed us to empower our schools with decision making. Implementing Access Education Budgets and People was a great choice for us." 

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The White Hills Park Trust

The White Hills Park Trust

Sandra Lightwing, Finance Manager

When The White Hills Park Trust started to map out their expansion, they knew they needed great software that could easily be roll out to the schools. They also knew that functionality alone wasn’t enough, they needed great support too.

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Marsh Hill Primary School

Marsh Hill Primary School

Sharon Wells, School Business Manager

Sharon Wells, School Business Manager at Marsh Hill Primary School, struggled to easily produce meaningful reports and was reliant on an outdated and unintuitive system before introducing Access Education Finance and Budgets. 

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Minerva Learning Trust

Minerva Learning Trust

Adele France, Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Through a reduction in manual tasks, increased efficiencies (helping to control costs) and accurate long term planning, Access software has allowed the Minerva Learning Trust to concentrate on what they know best - providing the best education for their pupils.

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St Peter in Eastgate Church of England Infant School

St Peter in Eastgate Church of England Infant School

Louise Gardiner, School Business Manager

Before implementing Access Education Finance, Louise Gardiner, School Business Manager at St Peter in Eastgate Church of England Infant School had been relying on SAP and Business1On provided by Serco.

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