Education Budgeting

Stay in control of your school’s finances and SEND funding

Software for special schools and academies designed to allow you to make complex income calculations for more accurate funding forecasts and reconciliation. Developed in collaboration with our special schools focus group to make our software fit for purpose.

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Online income forecasting and reconciliation software developed to support special schools and academies with funding

Access Education SEND helps you create more accurate funding forecasts of up to five years, model multiple scenarios to assess the impact of funding fluctuations and meet the unique financial management needs of special schools and academies.

And, because all our software is delivered through our cloud-based platform, Access Workspace, it can be accessed all in one place, anytime, anywhere, on any device – with no extra IT costs and single sign on.

Quickly model income scenarios

Build multiple scenarios to quickly and easily assess the impact of different types and levels of funding on the budget and curriculum to help you make more informed planning decisions.

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Easily integrate financial planning

Integration with Access Education Budgets means you can import your detailed funding forecasts into your budget plan for more accurate financial planning.


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Produce long-term forecasts

Create funding forecasts of up to five years to ensure the financial viability of short-, medium- and long-term plans.


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Generate tailored reports

A customisable reporting suite allows you to produce SEND-specific reports such as annual per pupil funding and cashflow reports so you can review and report information as you need.

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Build accurate budgets and forecasts

Automated calculations increase the accuracy of your budgets and save time when producing funding forecasts, building reports and producing invoices.

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Education Budgeting

Success Story - Catholic High School, Chester

Based close to the centre of Chester, The Catholic High School is a mixed comprehensive for 11-18 year-olds with one basic aim – to provide the best Catholic education for all.

Stephen Gauller, a time-pressed assistant head with a busy role balancing finance and operations, is using Access Education formerly HCSS software to save two to three working days each month.

The Catholic High School, Chester, adopted Access Education Curriculum resource planning software, Access Education Curriculum, and budgets software, Access Education Budgets, in 2014.

Stephen believes that it makes his huge workload manageable, while improving senior management decision making.

“Access Education Curriculum is great for reassuring the head teacher and governors as it takes a lot of the uncertainty out of decisions”

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Additional features

  • Visual dashboard - Get an at a glance view of budget share, pupil/place numbers, income profile and pupil top-up by LA on a visual dashboard designed to help you stay on top of your most important data all from one place.
  • Detailed data fields - View in-depth information at an individual level with data input fields which allow for pupil information with multiple date ranges, local authorities and funding.
  • Authority by authority view - Increase invoice accuracy with access to information on an authority by authority basis.
  • Enhanced collaboration - Access Education SEND is delivered through Access Workspace, giving you access to powerful collaboration and communication tools, boosting efficiency, productivity and engagement.
  • Expert support - Access Education product suite is backed by tailored support and a wealth of help, advice and sector-specific insight.
  • Cloud-based flexibility - Access your latest financial data anytime, anywhere and on any device for full flexibility and easy access.
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Access Education Suite

Our core Education Finance and Budgeting solutions continue to promote greater efficiencies in performing key financial management activities, giving you the flexibility to access raw data, with the opportunity to standardise and consolidate when and where you need it.