Juniper Education is a provider of SaaS software and subscription services to UK and International Schools. Juniper’s focus is to deliver high quality software products and wrap around services that enable schools and teachers to focus their time on the effectiveness of their educational delivery. Junipers software suite comprises pupil tracking, curriculum planning, management information, HR and compliance. Junipers subscription based services include payroll, HR and finance.
The market for software and services to schools is highly fragmented with dozens of single product companies providing point solutions to schools. The market is large with 32,000 schools in the UK and over 10,000 english medium international schools globally. Market growth of 5-6% per annum is being driven by increased adoption of technology.
Horizon identified an opportunity to consolidate the market and create a market leading business providing a single solution for all a schools requirements. Juniper also has an opportunity to extend a number of its software products into Early Years, Further and Higher Education.
Since the investment from Horizon Capital, Juniper has completed eight add on acquisitions, and is now has the most comprehensive software solutions for UK Schools.