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Making the most of being an academy

Making the most of being an academy

As an academy you have greater freedom, particularly for teaching, budgets and staffing. SIMS has the power to support your academy. With fast, easy access to the information you need, SIMS helps you make informed, evidence-based decisions so that you can continue to raise overall standards across all areas of your academy.

Helping to drive academy improvement

Whether it’s tracking assessment, behaviour and attendance, running your academy more efficiently or preparing for your next Ofsted inspection, SIMS holds all of the data that you need - at the touch of a button.

Take a look at our solutions pages to see how we can help you overcome everyday challenges you face and how we can support you on your journey to outstanding.

We were confident SIMS and SIMS FMS would easily adapt to our evolving needs as a new academy.

Christine Asoni, Business Manager,
Whitburn Church of England Academy


Effectively manage your academy's finances

SIMS offer a complete finance solution for academies. It includes a double-entry accounting system, enhanced flexible reporting and online multi-year budget planning. It’s everything you need to successfully manage your academy finances.

Download the financial management for academies brochure

We’ve helped over 1,900 academies convert their Financial Management System (FMS) – our experts combined with our tailored support will help you to avoid any pitfalls and provide best practice FMS.


Continually progress your SIMS knowledge

For SIMS to make a real difference to your academy, you need to fully understand everything it can do for you. Our training, consultancy and support services are specifically designed to help you use SIMS to drive improvement across your academy.

Take a look at our training courses

Access to SIMS online community

SIMS provides a wealth of support to academies, including SIMS helpdesk support, newsletters, events, user groups and forums in My Account allowing you to share ideas and best practice with other academies that may be facing similar challenges.

Take a look at our case studies and top tips