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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. You need a fast and effective system to do this...

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

Working smarter not harder 
Working smarter not harder 

I was on a demo with a school this week, they were considering Applicaa to help them streamline their admissions & enrolment process. I was hugely encouraged that one of the school staff said their Headteacher was on a mission to help his staff work smarter, not...

What’s this about Census and Pupil Premium?
What’s this about Census and Pupil Premium?

I’d just returned to school feeling refreshed after a lovely summer holiday and after only a few hours I’d be feeling like I needed a break again - the reality of working in a busy primary school federation office! I’d worked as an admin and admissions manager in...

How to Maximise Student Numbers in Challenging Economic Times
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...

Want A Really Smooth Enrolment Day?
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. Your school may have new staff who’ve not previously...

Ensure Your School Meets ESFA Audits on Post-16 Bursary Funding
Ensure Your School Meets ESFA Audits on Post-16 Bursary Funding

Through feedback from the schools we work with, we have gained a strong understanding of the process involved in administering post-16 bursaries for 6th Form students in maintained sector schools. Many schools informed us that the process is time-consuming and carries...

How Admissions+ Helped Me!
How Admissions+ Helped Me!

With census out of the way, I imagine your next big deadline is planning for National Offer Day on 1st March and we want to help you. I've just joined Applicaa because I wanted to share how Admissions+ can help people like myself remove the pressure from their roles...

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...

Relieved to Find Admissions+
Relieved to Find Admissions+

I took a leap of faith recently and left a job that I loved to join the Admissions+ team. I left my school admin role because I wanted to share how Admissions+ could help people like me! Having worked in schools for 14 years, I knew that returning to work after the...