Lincoln-based ScholarPack acquired by The Key

The Key has acquired ScholarPack, a cloud-based management information system (MIS) provider for primary schools in Lincoln, for an undisclosed sum.

The move has seen ScholarPack CEO, Rich Harley, join The Key’s senior leadership team and will continue to run the company’s operations out of Lincoln. The Key and ScholarPack will work side-by-side to continue to offer valuable, time saving solutions to their members.

Over the past few years, there has been a rising trend in schools moving to cloud-based systems like ScholarPack, that offer an array of time-saving solutions for busy school leaders.

ScholarPack, which recently won the Innovation In Education award at the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards 2018, provides users with an easy-to-use system, including a wide breadth of functionality designed specifically for primary schools including assessment, interventions and communications.

Now, over 1,000 primary schools are working with ScholarPack to save time, work smarter and improve standards.

Rich Harley, CEO of ScholarPack, said: “There is a clear and accelerating shift in the market from legacy to cloud and ScholarPack is driving this trend. The rate of switching amongst primary schools has more than doubled in five years and in 2017 alone, 701 schools switched MIS, compared to 280 in 2012.”

Richard Jewell, COO, The Key, said: “There is an increased awareness amongst school leaders that change is possible, and as a result ScholarPack is growing faster than all of its competitors combined.

“Working together, we can provide unparalleled value to education leaders, freeing up capacity and helping them to focus on pupil outcomes.”