27 February 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Strictly Education has acquired the Surrey-based service provider Babcock 4S, enhancing its position as a single-source strategic solutions partner for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs).
Babcock 4S brings "enhanced capability, expertise and geographical reach to Strictly Education's offer, helping governors and school leaders achieve the best outcomes for children and young people. Babcock 4S will be rebranded to Strictly Education 4S with immediate effect.
Founded in 2002, Strictly Education is an education-specific provider of professional support services and solutions to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs). It currently supports more than 1,500 schools, 500 academies and 100 MATs in 100 local authorities.
Babcock 4S is part of Babcock Education, an integrated service provider for education improvement and specialist intervention services in the UK and is part of the wider Babcock International Group.
Amanda Fisher, CEO at Strictly Education, said: "Our aim is to provide school leaders with an integrated service solution across HR, payroll
and finance, premises, IT, governance and organisational development."
She added: "Adding the expertise of Babcock 4S delivers additional capabilities and strengthens our holistic offer, combining a strategic solution with hands-on operational support to reduce the administration burden and enabling schools to focus on improving pupil outcomes."