Together, MarvellousMe and Juniper Education will provide schools and academies with a unique, complete solution for parental engagement.
London, Oct 5, 2022: Juniper Education, the largest education software and services provider to schools in the UK, announced today its acquisition of MarvellousMe, a leading UK parental engagement solution provider with over 700 UK schools and academies as customers.
Juniper already provides over 12,000 schools with education technology & expert services, from teaching and learning tools for the classroom, to back-office support and communication platforms for engagement with parents, pupils and other stakeholders. MarvellousMe enables teachers to digitally share individual pupil achievements, awards and praise with parents on a real-time basis across any device.
“MarvellousMe is a great addition to our innovative Juniper Websites offering, alongside our market-leading Primarysite and e4education website brands. Around a third of schools in England already use Juniper’s well-respected assessment trackers, and with the addition of MarvellousMe, schools can now enable the ‘missing link’ to give parents real-time classroom insight and information about their child’s progress and achievements with minimal teacher effort.” said Gavin Freed, Executive Chairman and CEO, Juniper. Gavin continued, “MarvellousMe shares Juniper’s exceptionally high levels of customer recommendation, well above the sector average, based on our deep understanding of the school, teacher, parent and pupil needs and education expertise.”
Adrian Burt, Founder MarvellousMe, said, “We’re delighted to be joining Juniper. Teacher-to-parent communication is an increasingly important area for schools and Juniper has the resources and expertise to help bring the benefits of MarvellousMe to more schools, benefiting more children and their parents by providing an integrated suite of trusted solutions to our existing customers.”
Simon Hitchcock, Managing Partner at Horizon Capital, an investor in Juniper Education, said: “We are delighted to support Juniper in adding MarvellousMe to its portfolio so that Juniper can continue to raise the bar in offering schools the most innovative and comprehensive range of solutions.”
MarvellousMe customers will continue to receive the support, service, and innovation they have come to expect and love. Existing Juniper customers can look forward to learning more about MarvellousMe and the benefits of strong and positive parental engagement within their schools and academies.
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Haythornthwaite, Chief Commercial Officer
Alex Cook, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Notes to the editor
- For more information about Juniper Education and its broad range of support services for schools, visit https://junipereducation.org
- For more information about the services offered by MarvellousMe, visit https://marvellousme.com
- For more information on Horizon Capital, investor in Juniper Education, visit https://www.horizoncapital.co.uk
- Terms of the acquisition will remain undisclosed
About Juniper Education
Juniper Education’s aim is to increase the effectiveness of schools, improve learners’ outcomes and give teachers back more time in the classroom. The organisation provides primary and secondary schools with whole school effectiveness solutions covering School Management Information Systems (MIS), Pupil Tracking, Websites & 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 Capital, a leading investor in high-growth technology and business service companies.