Multi Academy Trust Payroll

Finding the right match for your Multi Academy Trust Payroll . . .

We appreciate running a Multi-Academy Trust can be testing at times, especially when centralising core services used by individual Academies and your growth inevitability means standardisation. Payroll offers you a significant win if you can find the right partner to join you on the journey and like all things nothing is black or white in the selection process.

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How can payroll reduce your growing pains?

Payroll is one of the central services that holds MAT's together and finding a payroll partner who can sensitively manage academy needs on an individual basis, yet retain the MAT's universal approach can be invaluable.

Payroll teething felt by newly joining Academies are dramatically reduced when your provider has the expertise and flexibility to work with the school's current and sometimes 'unique' practices. The right provider should be able to integrate old ways with new and find a happy medium that fulfils both needs of the Academy and Trust.

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Is there such a thing as the perfect provider?

In short no, we all come in different shapes and sizes; some are family run, while others are glossy glass fronted corporations and no one is better than the other, but there are a few signposts that can help you find the best long term partner for your MAT.


  • Correct Expertise - A healthy balance between people, process and technology.
  • Track Record - Solid testimonials & active MAT referrals you can speak to.
  • Flexible Approach - Willingness to integrate your workflow into payroll service.
  • Longevity - Providers staff turnover & relevant experience.
  • Personality - Named contacts within the service who are contactable via phone.


With over 2000 customers and 45 years' experience running accurate and robust payrolls, SGW has transferred industry gold standard processes into the Education Sector and over the last ten years has raised the bar for turnaround times, accuracy, flexibility and customer care experienced by our Academy and MAT partners.

For a hassle-free quote, call our Education team 01270 500 599 or email