Academy Conversion Services

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Are you thinking of converting to an academy or joining a Multi Academy Trust?

Scomis Academy Converter Services

Are you thinking of becoming an Academy? Are you unsure of how this will affect your school’s systems and processes? Perhaps you’d like advice and guidance on how to make the most of this opportunity to have economic, efficient and effective ICT systems in place? What ever your challenge, Scomis can help.

We are the proud winners of the BETT Award 2016 for the best provider of ICT Services and Support nationally.  Winners of this award are considered to have excelled in ICT provision with a clear focus on what works for education.

Things to consider

We use SIMS. What happens to our SIMS license agreement if we convert to an academy?

Do you know that you will have to pay for an Academy Site license for SIMS/FMS (unless you have a single site license already)?

If you have yet to convert to an academy, and decide to do so, you will need to get a Single Site License from Capita in order to use SIMS as an Academy and you will get a new establishment number

Should you decide to use Scomis as your Support Provider, you may be entitled to a 20% rebate of the Annual Entitlement you pay to Capita for your core SIMS.  For more information, please contact us.

  • Scomis charges are the same for Academies as for Local Authority maintained schools
  • Our billing will change to align with your new financial year

We don't currently use SIMS

Are you looking to change to SIMS or would you be interested in how we may be able to help you? Please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Will I need to change my student records?

No. You don’t need to change your student records

How will converting to an Academy or MAT change how you work i.e. sharing data, centralising administration?

Is your SIMS data accessible across multiple sites?  Would you like to be able to access your data securely from anywhere where you have an internet connection?

Things to consider:

Have you factored in the cost of maintaining and upgrading your SIMS hardware and software across the Academy or MAT? Our Hosting Service takes care of everything for you. To find out how our hosted application service could benefit your Academy or Mulit Academy Trust, please get in touch with our experts.

Are you all using the same MIS system?

Have you considered how you can consolidate multiple, disparate networks that work autonomously into one ‘accessible from anywhere’ network?

Would you like to upgrade or replace your school networks and start the process of joining your MAT together?

Do you want to be able to collaborate across your MAT for both your admin and curriculum ICT function?

Do you want to offer secure access to your network from any site or home?

For more information contact us or visit our infrastructure services page to find out how we can help your Academy or MAT.

As an existing Scomis customer, will my charges from Scomis increase?

No, not unless you require some additional services, such as an additional FMS database. Scomis charges are the same for Academies as for Local Authority maintained schools

Our billing will change to align with your new financial year

Our Accreditations

Our Services for Academy Converters

DfE guidance for Academy Converters includes an expectation that, as part of the process, you will review your contracts with external providers of ICT services to ensure value for money. There are different models for running academies and with our experience of supporting more than 100 schools through conversion, we can advise you on how you can organise your ICT systems to suit the way you want to work. We have developed a portfolio of services which includes:

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Free, impartial advice

Request a telephone consultation here
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Are you joining a MAT?

Find out about our MAT Infrastructure Services – contact us
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Can you access your data any time, any place?

For details on our Hosted SIMS Services click here
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Are you looking to change your finance system?

Did you know that you might not have to…

Download our benchmarking template here or contact us for our FMS for Academies Services

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Are you using or moving to PS Financials?

Find out how you could save money with our hosting services.

To find out more click here

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Making the most of SIMS

A range of flexible options from our expert consultants who can help you maximise your use of SIMS. To find out more click here

Our Happy Customers

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