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Bishopsgate advises My School Portal on the sale to The Access Group

Bishopsgate is proud to announce the successful sale of leading education software provider My School Portal to The Access Group.

The Access Group, a leading business solutions and software provider for mid-sized organisations, today announced the acquisition of My School Portal, the UK’s leading provider of parent engagement software to the independent education sector.

My School Portal will be incorporated into The Access Group’s Education division, which delivers an industry leading education management suite that supports exceptional learning for over 8,000 learning institutions in the UK.

The addition of My School Portal to Access Education is the latest in a series of best-of-breed solutions that provide a fully integrated software service for education institutions in the UK.

Simon Baines, Managing Director of Access Education commented “The acquisition of My School Portal reinforces Access Education’s position as a leading UK provider of software solutions for education institutions. We are dedicated to supporting our clients through every school and parent interaction, offering end to end solutions that drive efficiency and improve their school’s operations.”

“With education leaders recognising the growing importance that technology plays as they recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, integrating a parent communication and engagement system into the Access portfolio creates an unrivalled efficiency proposition. Schools use My School Portal to bring information and separate services together and engage with parents. This drives more effective and efficient communication between schools and parents, creating more meaningful relationships and better educational outcomes for pupils.”

Adrian Brown, Founder at My School Portal added “The Access Group is recognised for its experience in accelerating product development, investing in customer success and providing software that gives their customers the freedom to provide outstanding education – all principles which My School Portal holds dear. We are looking forward to My School Portal continuing this journey with Access and becoming bigger and better. Each of our customers will be able to take advantage of a far-reaching suite of best-in-class solutions, delivered from a single supplier and we are excited that My School Portal will now be an integral part of such an effective technology portfolio.”

Simon Baines concluded, “Access Education’s strategy is to continue bringing new and innovative products to market and My School Portal is a natural fit within our expanding technology solutions. We believe there will be a particular benefit of integrating My School Portal into Access Workspace, which powers the tools that increase engagement and share information across all business functions. Adding the capability of My School Portal to our current product range will play an important role as Access Education continues to deliver the high levels of support and service that our customers have come to expect.”

The Bishop comments, “We are thrilled to have advised the Shareholders on their sale to a leading UK software consolidator. This deal further demonstrates our expertise and capability in achieving strategic valuations for our clients in the software and technology sectors across the UK. We wish Adrian and the rest of the My School Portal all the best in continuing to deliver exceptional outcomes for the education sector.”

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