We recognise that every school, academy and trust has different needs – that's why we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements. There’s a reason why over 500 schools, academies and trusts choose SAAF
From day-to-day transactions and month-end to financial planning and statutory returns, we can help you streamline processes and reach your financial and organisation goals
We're a team of finance experts, with an in-depth knowledge of school and academy finance. We can give you expert advice, guidance and support.
Available from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, for all your finance, accounting and software queries.
Compliant, cost-effective and efficient. Our dedicated team make paydays hassle-free.
From software training to payroll onboarding, our sessions are designed to help you sharpen your skills and knowledge.
Financial and governance internal audit. Giving you peace of mind that your school, academy or MAT is running efficiently and effectively.
We have an unrivalled knowledge of the education sector and understand the extensive processes involved with MAT setup and expansion.
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and that’s why we want to reward them for their loyalty. Find out more about our customer loyalty scheme
The breadth of knowledge and understanding from within the education sector is a core strength we value immensely. I would describe the services as responsive, solution-focused, and flexible to our needs.
CEO, Raleigh Learning Trust
Great service provided by SAAF. I know that I can contact them to sort out any issues.
Business Manager, Foxwood Academy
We had a nice smooth transition from our current payroll provider to SAAF and are very pleased with both the move across as well as the service we are now receiving.
Preschool Manager, Pippins Preschool
We think you offer a great service at a great price. We have worked with you for a very long time now and have always been impressed by the quality that you offer. Great job!
CEO, Nottingham Schools Trust
I am new to my role as Finance Manager and I could not find the SAAF team more helpful and supportive, nothing is ever too much trouble. Fantastic company and service. Thank you.
Finance Manager, St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School
We have worked with SAAF for over 2 years, and they have yet to let us down. Our consultant has been fantastic throughout this time and has been open and honest about every aspect of our interactions, always going the extra mile to support us. I would recommend their services to anybody without hesitation.
Acting Deputy Head, Hull Primary School
SAAF provide the school with a high-quality level of support and advice. Our advisor is always helpful and responds quickly to any queries. He has extremely good knowledge of budgetary issues that may affect the school and is on hand to offer advice.
School Business Manager, West Bridgford Infant School
The team are easily contacted via telephone or email and always respond promptly to our calls. We have had excellent service from them and would fully recommend them.
Headteacher, Seely Primary School
Our academy conversion was successful due to the commitment, knowledge and willingness of SAAF to go that extra mile. The time and expertise which was brought to the project was immeasurable. The icing on the cake was the professional attitude and conduct of the company, answering emails (all times of the day), giving advice and researching new ideas and presenting them to myself and governors.
CEO, Transform Trust
SAAF consultants are very knowledgeable and offer timely guidance and support. Governors are pleased with the service received from SAAF. Highly recommended to school considering financial support packages.
Headteacher, Sneinton C of E Primary School
The response to queries is fast and the guidance and support given is relevant and productive. We highly recommend SAAF as a company that ensure quality service that you can be confident about. SAAF helps you sleep easy at night! No worries!
Headteacher, St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
The consultant assigned to our school, always goes the extra mile to help me, with any problems that arise.
School Business Manager, Southglade Primary School
It has been a smooth and efficient transition from our old payroll provider in a limited timeframe. We are very happy with our move.
Business Manager, Wrangle Primary School
It has been a pleasure to work with SAAF, you have transformed our relationship with the IRIS Financials software and our ability to move it forward.
Director of Finance , Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership
We found SAAF to be very professional, friendly, and collaborative. Their recommendations have helped us strengthen our procedures in accordance with the Academy Trust Handbook. They were very thorough in the deep dive into our processes and as a result have help us to gain more attention to detail.
Director of Resources , The Southfield Trust
My main contact is Cloe Harris and I could not find her more helpful and supportive, nothing is ever too much trouble for her. Fantastic company and service. Thank you.
Finance Manager, St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School
All staff are friendly, knowledgeable and go above and beyond to assist me.
SBM, Nottingham Schools Trust
We’ve had an outstanding experience with SAAF’s payroll team. They go above and beyond and are always there to answer our queries. The payroll service is highly efficient, and cost-effective for our trust.
CFO, Willows Academy Trust
The payroll team is responsive to our needs and always helpful in resolving issues as and when they arise. We have an excellent working relationship with them.
Director of Finance, The de Ferrers Trust
We have worked with SAAF for several years now and always find them efficient, knowledgeable, and supportive. If there are any issues with my reports, they are scrutinised and sorted for me promptly. I would recommend them to any school looking for a new provider.
Business Manager, Cantrell Primary School
Our school has worked with SAAF for the past 10 years for Financial support and 8 years for Payroll support. In all this time we have found them to be very efficient, helpful and supportive. All staff have great knowledge of their area of expertise and are very personable. We would highly recommend the SAAF team.
Business Manager, Glade Hill Primary School
From year-end preparation and software training to payroll onboarding, our events and workshops are hosted by our experts.
We also offer tailored workshops that can be carried out 1-2-1 or for your team - this includes training on all finance software such as IRIS Financials and FMS. Get in touch with our team to find out more.See all training