7th May 2021: Juniper Education has today announced the acquisition of PrimarySite, which provides nearly 5,000 primary schools, academies and trusts with subscription based educational websites and comprehensive parent communication solutions.
Combining PrimarySite’s communication tools with Juniper’s pupil assessment software, curriculum planning framework, innovative MIS and digital award badges will offer schools a comprehensive suite of software to deliver more effective education.
Gavin Freed, chairman of Juniper Education, said:
“Over the last year, schools have had to rethink the ways they keep parents and pupils engaged and supported. It’s been recognised for some time that closing the gap between school and home is fundamental to securing the best outcomes for children. Joining forces with PrimarySite gives us an unrivalled opportunity to build on this need and provide schools and trusts with a complete solution for the way they communicate with parents.”
Geoff Millington, founder of PrimarySite, said:
“I’m very proud of what we have achieved over the last two decades, but we knew it was time to find a partner who could continue with PrimarySite’s growth journey. It was important to us to find an organisation with similar values and an exciting strategic vision. We wanted a company with a strong education focus, a culture of integrity and a vision to continually develop our tools for schools and trusts. We have found this in Juniper Education.”
Simon Hitchcock, managing partner at Horizon Capital, investor in Juniper Education, said:
“Parental support is essential to boosting students’ achievement. It’s never been more important for schools and trusts to provide accurate, timely information to parents in an efficient and effective way. Juniper Education and PrimarySite are united in their drive to provide schools with outstanding parental communication solutions.”
For further information and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Louise Everett, The Influence Crowd (on behalf of Juniper Education). firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07855 257927.
Notes to the editor
- For more information about Juniper Education and its broad range of support services for schools, visit https://junipereducation.org
- For more information about the services offered by PrimarySite, visit https://primarysite.net
- For more information on Horizon Capital, investor in Juniper Education, visit https://www.horizonpe.co.uk
- Terms of the acquisition will remain undisclosed
Juniper Education’s aim is to increase the effectiveness of schools, improve outcomes for learners and to give teachers back more child-time. The organisation provides primary and secondary schools with software to bring pupil assessment, attendance and behaviour data together into one system. Juniper Education also offers software and services to support schools with their financial management, teacher training, HR, governance and school visits planning. The company is backed by Horizon Capital, a leading investor in high-growth technology and business service companies.