Independent schools

HPH provide niche specialist services to Independent Schools and Academies through our Charities and Not-For-Profit team.

We recognise the great diversity of organisations in the sector and tailor our services accordingly. As our clients’ key financial adviser we understand the need for sound commercial and focused advice tailored to the needs of Independent Schools and Academies.

We have an active involvement in the education sector through our association with Crowe Clark Whitehill, one of the leading firms nationally in the sector. Locally we have provided input to our colleagues in the national firm where members of the team have represented the firm on various strategic committees and interest groups such as the Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA), the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) and AGBIS.

In addition to providing tailored auditing and accounting services to Independent Schools and Academies HPH can provide sector benchmarking based on the annual survey conducted by colleagues in the national firm. Further, we can provide specific and detailed guidance on the implementation of the Charities SORP and the Directions issued by the Young People's Learning Agency to allow Independent Schools and Academies to produce best practice statutory accounts.

As part of our continued commitment to the sector, HPH make sure that all of our clients receive timely advice to meet their future challenges. We have developed seminars and training courses aimed at promoting best practice and providing school governors and finance teams with up to date tools to manage the financial wellbeing of their schools.

HPH can offer the following additional services to Independent Schools and Academies:-

  • Consultancy Advice
  • Gift Aid Advice
  • PAYE Advice
  • VAT Advice
  • Payroll Bureau Service
  • Capital Projects
  • Company Secretarial (for incorporated schools)
  • Business Plans and Forecasts
  • Advice on Systems, Controls and Computerisation