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Industry partnerships

We work closely with some of the country’s leading professional education bodies, organisations and suppliers. It gives us a greater understanding of the sector and allows us to deliver the kinds of banking services you need.

We are proud to have partnered with the following organisations:

ISBL, which transitioned from the National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) in November 2017, aims to provide the sector with confidence in the school business leadership community through the development of a framework of qualifications. This is underpinned by professional standards linked to membership categories that provide practitioners with the professional recognition and status they have earned and deserve.

With increased levels of scrutiny and more direct accountability, the school business community will need to demonstrate high levels of competency, professionalism and expertise as pivotal education leaders. The institute will provide members with recognised qualification and assurance of their professional competency, which can be used to support career progression.

SGOSS is a national charity set up in 1999 by the Department for Education to recruit volunteers with transferable business and management skills to become school governors.

SGOSS area managers guide volunteers through the application process and help facilitate their appointment to school governing bodies. Schools can register their governor vacancies with SGOSS using the online governor recruitment service. SGOSS provides a free service and works in partnership with local authorities.

Find out more about the SGOSSFind out more about the SGOSS.

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We work with Lex Autolease, an award-winning education sector fleet specialist, to offer you a simple and efficient way to fund and manage your school's vehicles.

Find out more about funding your school’s vehiclesFind out more about funding your school’s vehicles.


ParentPay is the UK market leader for online parent payments and income management for schools. Used in nearly 3,000 schools, it allows more than one million parents to pay online for items including school meals, trips, clubs and much more. ParentPay helps schools become completely cashless by integrating with PayPoint for cash payments in local stores.

We have teamed up with ParentPay to offer discounted pricing. It is available for existing school customers who sign up to ParentPay, or for existing ParentPay customers who switch to us for their school banking.

Find out more about ParentPayFind out more about ParentPay.

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TheSchoolBus acts as an online cornucopia of advice and technical support for the teaching profession. Its dedicated team of industry specialists offer guidance on a range of topics, including: governance, technology, finance, law and human resources.

Find out more about TheSchoolBusFind out more about TheSchoolBus.

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The Independent Schools Association represents over 320 of the best accredited schools across the UK and beyond. ISA schools cover the complete age range and vary in size and nature, from early years to senior, boarding and day, co-educational and single gender.

ISA also represents many specialist schools in the arts, music and special needs. Through accreditation and support of such diversity, we promote parental choice and help to ensure high standards in British independent education.

All ISA schools and colleges share a desire to meet fully the needs of the young people in their care, treating everyone as individuals and providing a high quality and personalised education. They encourage pupils to make the most of their talents, building confidence through academic achievement and offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

ISA works closely with member Heads not only to sustain our own schools by providing information, training and advice, but to influence the education debate at a national level and promote independence and choice. ISA also provides first class enrichment opportunities for pupils in a range of national competitions covering Sport, Drama and the Arts.

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State funded schools

We offer products and services for state schools and academies, including our dedicated bank account.

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Our experience of the education sector means we are able to offer a comprehensive banking service based on the things that are important to you.

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Independent schools

We offer products and services for independent schools, including our dedicated bank account.

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Contact us

For more information on our industry partnerships, or about our products and services for the education sector, talk to one of our education banking team.

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