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Capita develops appetite for more than dinner money

Capita develops appetite for more than dinner money

Capita ups the competition for parents' online payments in a bid to expand. Gerald Haigh reports
ParentPay, the first practical online secure payments system to enable parents to pay for school dinners, and items like uniforms and trips, has been steadily growing for 11 years. Over that time it has become established as the market leader.

Now big hitter Capita, after providing schools with its SIMS Dinner Money service, is ready to deal directly with parents and prune a pocket or two more with its new system, called SIMS Agora (appropriately, an agora was a "meeting place" or "market place" in Ancient Greece).

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RM boss steps down as schools spending in freefall

RM boss steps down as schools spending in freefall

The decline of once-dominant education ICT supplier RM is charted among the ups and downs of UK and global education companies in the latest edition of The Assignment Report at ...

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Nelson Thornes takes on tutoring with iTutorMaths

Nelson Thornes takes on tutoring with iTutorMaths

How are UK firms coping in the recession? It's not all doom and gloom, according to this analysis of Nelson Thornes from 'The Assignment Report', the newsletter covering 'the ...

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Grief for RM with sell-offs and more redundancies

Grief for RM with sell-offs and more redundancies


Wordle created from responses to RM's annual survey of primary and secondary school leaders

Cutbacks and job losses at RM send a chill wind through education
Goodbye Sir Tim Bri...

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US growth drives Promethean half-year results

US growth drives Promethean half-year results

They might have floated on the London Stock Exchange in the middle of a recession but Promethean reported revenues up by 35 per cent and operating profit up by 42 per cent whe...

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