Schools

Every educational organisation is unique, with continually changing needs. Although many independent schools have been established for hundreds of years, they are no different. We have an in-depth understanding of the issues independent schools face, and offer a number of potential solutions.

Independent schools are up against fierce competition to maintain pupil numbers. It is therefore vital to ensure your school is performing to the highest standards, with the best financial controls in place to manage any potential risks.

Every penny is crucial, even to fee-paying schools, who are often viewed as having more funds than state-funded schools. We understand that financial constraints can sometimes be a factor in decision-making, so we ensure schools are making the most responsible choices.

We work with you to understand the ethos of your school, and to become part of your internal team. We understand your challenges to include:

Welfare and development of pupils:

  • maintaining health, safety and child protection
  • safeguarding and making secure IT facilities and related databases
  • ensuring proper and safe premises management

Cash flow management:

  • maintaining pupil numbers
  • raising funds for expansion
  • managing finances effectively and adhering to best practice

Governance:

  • ensuring trustees and governors understand their roles and responsibilities
  • mitigating conflicts of interest
  • managing reputational risk
Schools in South Africa are required to be externally audited. Our team has years of experience interfacing with principals, education stakeholders and governing bodies across a diverse range of schools.