Issue details

Facilitation and Support Partnership for Schools Management Information Systems

Sheffield City Council (SCC) has previously purchased Licenses for maintained Schools Management Information System (SIMS) and Finance Management System (FMS) on behalf of schools at a reduced cost.

SCC have two traded services team who have supported the use of this software in schools for over 15 years.

SIMS and FMS have been sold by Capita and the new owners have merged with another school system provider, ParentPay. The new company have made the decision to license directly with schools from 22/23.

To enable schools to benefit from the reduced license costs SCC need to agree to a facilitation agreement with ESS.

To continue the traded service SCC need to agree to a SIMS Support Unit (SSU) agreement.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/02/2022

Scrutiny Committee: Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny Committee;

Department: People Services

Contact: Dominic Sleath Email:

Date agenda documents available: 22/02/22


  • Report of the Executive Director, People Services