Shkolo joins Juniper to provide comprehensive management solutions for schools and to improve learning outcomes

Juniper Education Starts the New Year with Major Bulgarian Acquisition

Juniper Education is excited to announce its latest acquisition of market-leading EdTech company Shkolo, Bulgaria’s no.1 provider of management information systems (MIS), already serving over 1700 education establishments.

Having already made 13 acquisitions since its inception in 2019, Juniper Education boasts a growing customer portfolio that includes over 14,000 schools and trusts, providing extensive education solutions for classrooms, the back office, staff development and engaging parents.

On this latest acquisition, Chris Scarth, CEO of Juniper Education, said, “Shkolo is a crucial addition to Juniper’s already comprehensive offering of market-leading software and services for primary and secondary education. With a 75% share and a very loyal customer base, the acquisition of Shkolo represents the first international expansion for Juniper Education and is an exciting step in our ongoing growth plans,”

Chris continued, “Shkolo’s commitment to innovation, whilst also delivering exceptional customer service, aligns perfectly with our vision of ‘We look after you, so that you can look after our children.”

Lyubomir Vanyov, CEO of Shkolo, said, “We’re delighted to be joining Juniper. Our mission to help school teachers and leaders spend more time focused on the children, and less on administration fits perfectly with what Juniper delivers in the UK. We look forward to benefiting from Juniper’s additional resources and expertise to help support more teachers, leaders, and students through the use of our innovative platform.”

Simon Hitchcock, Managing Partner at Horizon Capital, an investor in Juniper Education, said, “We are thrilled to assist Juniper in incorporating Shkolo into its portfolio, enabling Juniper to broaden its reach and commitment to elevating educational standards by providing schools with an unparalleled array of innovative solutions.”

Existing customers of both organisations will continue to receive the same market-leading products and services they currently benefit from. Over time, our team will explore additional opportunities to leverage the full spectrum of our product portfolio for the collective benefit of all our customers.


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About Juniper Education

Juniper Education aims to increase the effectiveness of schools, improve learners’ outcomes, and give teachers more time back in the classroom. The organisation provides primary and secondary schools with whole school effectiveness solutions covering School Management Information Systems (MIS), Pupil Tracking, Websites and Communications, Payroll, HR, Compliance, Finance, Clerking and Governance, Educational Resources and Professional Development services, including staff and teacher training. The company is backed by Horizon, a leading investor in high-growth technology and business service companies.

About Shkolo

Shkolo, founded in 2016, is focused on enhancing the efficiency of schools by optimising back-end and administrative processes and allowing staff to concentrate on value-adding activities. Shkolo is the No1 MIS provider in Bulgaria, offering integrated single sign-in solutions for the classroom, administration and school governance, virtual classroom, teacher portfolio, school-parent communication, mobile app, and pupil progress and evaluation tracking.

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