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We're a strategic partner to over 600 schools, academies and trusts...

Education-focused support services

Our support services have been robustly developed over time by industry-leading experts. We’ll equip you with the right tools, resources, and support so you can focus on educational excellence and pupil care

Our services

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 600 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

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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.

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Available from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, for all your finance, accounting and software queries.

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Compliant, cost-effective and efficient. Our dedicated team make paydays hassle-free.

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We supply and recruit teaching and support professionals. 24/7 support. Fixed margins. No temp-to-perm fee.

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From software training to payroll onboarding, our sessions are designed to help you sharpen your skills and knowledge.

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Financial and governance internal audit. Giving you peace of mind that your school, academy or MAT is running efficiently and effectively.

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We have an unrivalled knowledge of the education sector and understand the extensive processes involved with MAT setup and expansion.

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Our consultants can perform short and long-term finance roles – including the role of chief financial officer, finance manager, finance officer and all transactional support duties.

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Our customer promise

Personalised support

We're here to help you every step of the way, so you can focus on educational excellence and pupil care


Ensuring an exceptional customer experience. Putting customers at the heart of everything we do, every time! 

Customer solutions

We identify challenges and offer solutions and expert guidance to align with your school, academy or trust's strategic goals

Customer success

Our success is defined by your success. We guarantee fantastic results for our clients and save time and money

Schools, academies and trusts supported
70 %
Of our customers are from word-of-mouth referrals
100 %
Of customers feel valued with SAAF

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 Education 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

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

The support from SAAF has been brilliant, with help being available as and when it is needed, allowing you to progress at your own pace. The team are very responsive, and customer driven, so knowledge of the education sector is outstanding. The support we have received has exceeded our expectations!

Finance and Operations Manager, The Blue Kite Academy Trust

Having had a poor experience with a previous external payroll provider, we entered into a new SLA with SAAF. From the initial presentation through to the diligence shown throughout the transfer the experience has been so different to what we have experienced before. Queries are answered quickly and diligently and nothing seems to be too much trouble. We are very much looking forward to a long-term relationship with SAAF.

School Business Manager, Allestree Woodlands School

Introducing SAAF to my new Trust has proved transformational and well received by the whole central team for whom PSF has been revolutionised as a product and their day jobs made considerably easier. SAAF knowledge is excellent, staff are always polite and responsive, but I think the main thing is the amount and breadth of work one gets for the core support offer never ceases to amaze me.

CFO, Life Education Trust

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Join our upcoming training sessions

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.

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