Lucy Brook Articles

How The Greenshaw Learning Trust Uses Applicaa

Recently, we caught up with Marlene Francis, Head of Admissions at the The Greenshaw Learning Trust to find out how the MAT has benefited from adopting the Applicaa CRM. How did admissions run in your MAT before you got Admissions+? Greenshaw Learning Trust has 24...

Hear from ALET on Admissions Management in a MAT

We recently caught up with Sarah Dawson, Operations Manager at ALET multi-academy trust and Applicaa customer across multiple schools in the MAT setting. We wanted to ask Sarah some key questions about the use of Applicaa and the benefits for MATs. Before ALET adopted...

5% of Your Post-16 Bursary Fund Can Be Spent on Admin Costs

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has outlined its 2022/23 academic year guidance for schools managing 16 to 19 bursary funds. Contained within this guidance is the advice that schools can use up to 5% of their academic year's allocation on administrative...

How to Maximise Student Numbers in Challenging Economic Times

Over the next decade, school pupil numbers are set to fall in both primary and secondary settings, with primary numbers falling more dramatically. Projections show a drop of around 30,000 primary school pupils between 2020 and 2026, plus a decline in the number of...

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Want A Really Smooth Enrolment Day?

Although Year 12 enrolment day happens every year and schools have developed many quick and efficient processes to make the day as smooth as possible, there are always new challenges and new ways of managing things.

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Steady the financial ship with a full Sixth Form 

Steady the financial ship with a full Sixth Form 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the digital transformation of school processes has been staggering. There has been rapid adoption of software to ease workloads teachers and support staff experience. From homework to safeguarding to admissions - all areas of...

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After a smooth enrolment process?

After a smooth enrolment process?

GCSE results will be out on 25th August this year, which seems a long way off. As soon as the results are out, the pressure is for schools to enrol Sixth Form students for the start of the new academic year in September.

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Why We Love Innovation

Why We Love Innovation

Hello, here at Applicaa we love innovation and are continually driving new ideas to enhance our products because we want all our users to get the best experiences. That includes all the staff in schools plus the families and students. To this end, we fully encourage...

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Time to Move Your Bursary Management Online?

Time to Move Your Bursary Management Online?

Following a wonderful two days at the ISBA conference Wales, we thought it timely to gather a few thoughts. Firstly, it was a joy to meet so many Bursars from different independent schools ranging from standalone preps to all-through independent schools, to...

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Need to Remove Enrolment Pressure?

Need to Remove Enrolment Pressure?

The Government has now released information relating to the A level and GCSE exams in 2022. GCSE results will be out on 25th August, then the pressure is on, with only a few days between results day and the start of the new term, you need a fast and effective system...

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Turbo Charge Your Open Evening

Turbo Charge Your Open Evening

This term, schools can finally hold a 'real' open evening and welcome prospective pupils and parents back into school. There is no doubt Open Evenings are big deal! They provide prospective families with the opportunity to see a school's facilities up close and to...

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