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Easy Online Management of Post-16 Bursaries
Easy Online Management of Post-16 Bursaries

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...

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...

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...

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...

Applicaa Announces Technical Integration with Arbor
Applicaa Announces Technical Integration with Arbor

Today Applicaa announces it has completed full technical integration with Arbor MIS, the fastest-growing school management information system currently on the market. This means data entered into Applicaa's Admissions+ software platform can now be seamlessly...

265 Sixth Forms nail digital enrolment with Admissions+
265 Sixth Forms nail digital enrolment with Admissions+

This month it has been an absolute pleasure to support 265 UK Sixth Forms to deliver a swift and efficient digital school enrolment day using Admissions+. Our specialist application management software enables digital admission to schools and colleges. It also offers...

Applicaa Releases Bursary+
Applicaa Releases Bursary+

Widening participation is a key area for the independent school sector and bursaries have long been the means by which schools are able to make places available to families who would otherwise have been unable to fund a place.  According to the Independent Schools...

Antony | Product Director
Antony | Product Director

Hello, I’m Antony, Product Director of Applicaa. Before joining Applicaa I taught GCSE and A-Level Physics in a school in West London as a Teach First Graduate. What led you to a career in teaching? I really enjoyed my own time at school, particularly days spent in...

Guthrie | Co-Founder & MD
Guthrie | Co-Founder & MD

Hello, I'm Guthrie co-founder of Applicaa, with my colleague Tim Dixon, and Managing Director. Tim and I used to work together at Greenford High School in London where he was Head of Sixth Form and we both taught Geography. What led you to develop Admissions+? While...

Lucy | Marketing Ops Director
Lucy | Marketing Ops Director

Hello, my name is Lucy, I look after marketing and operations for Applicaa and have worked in education sector marketing since 2012. I have three senior school-age children and have experienced the application process to a variety of different schools over the years...

Tony | Applicaa Chair
Tony | Applicaa Chair

Hello, my name is Tony Lockwood, and I am the Chair of Applicaa. I was a teacher for 16 years in the state sector. I became a Head of Science in a secondary school in Nottinghamshire and thoroughly enjoyed my time in schools. What led you to a career in teaching? I...

Primary School Preparations
Primary School Preparations

With primary allocation days fast approaching in April, could Admissions+ be the platform you need to smooth the process of collecting additional reference forms and to manage the enrolment into your school? Although parents are not able to visit schools in advance as...