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Capita Children’s Services Finalist in EducationInvestor Awards 2010

Press Release   •   Sep 01, 2010 05:40 BST

Capita Children’s Services ( has been shortlisted for an EducationInvestor Award 2010 in the Supplier to the Education Sector category.


The accolade is for Capita’s hard work in 2009 and 2010 in understanding the needs of schools and then addressing them with high quality products and services appropriate to their everyday teaching and learning needs.


Capita Children’s Services is the company behind SIMS, the management information system used by 21,000 primary, secondary and special schools. The company is responsible on a daily basis for the pupil records of nearly 6 million children.


Phil Neal, managing director of SIMS, Capita Children’s Services, said: “Raising pupil achievement is always a priority for schools and we have been working incredibly hard to ensure the pupil tracking tools in our SIMS system can help teachers spot when pupils are falling behind, and help motivate pupils to raise performance by setting achievable goals.  It is this focus that has helped us be selected as a finalist in these awards, along with our work in helping schools address parental engagement issues and changes to the 14-19 curriculum.”


The EducationInvestor Awards have been created to celebrate innovation and excellence in the UK's education industry. Winners will be announced on 16th November 2010, at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel.



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Capita contact:

Graham Cooper, Head of Marketing, Capita Children’s Services, Franklin Court, Priory Business Park, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3JZ. Tel: 01234 838 080 Email



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Catherine Lane, Catherine Lane PR, Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY. Tel: 07092 864 764. Mobile: 07813 978 133 Email:



About Capita Children’s Services:

Capita Children’s Services is the leading supplier of information systems to the education sector, providing a range of software and services to schools and local authorities to help raise standards and reduce administration. Capita’s SIMS is the most popular management information system for schools and is used every day by more than 21,000 educational establishments in the UK.