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A finance system sophisticated enough to cater for the most complex academy or MAT, while remaining user-friendly for everyone from the finance director through to the after-school staff.

At the core of Dimensions for Academies is Access Dimensions, a market leading commercial accounting system used by thousands of organisations.

To Dimensions, we have added two extremely user-friendly web portals that provide users in schools with all the facilities that they need for the efficient financial management of their school.

Dimensions for Academies is a comprehensive, user-friendly financial management system that is ideal for academies and MATs. There's a sophisticated accounting system for the central finance team and easy-to-use systems for schools to control procurement, authorisation, budgetary reporting and the other financial transactions normally carried out by schools using spreadsheets or paper.

To back up all of this there is superb support that is second to none and available with a simple telephone call.

Comprehensive, flexible and user-friendly:

  • Sophistication for the finance team
  • Web-based simplicity and ease of use in the schools
  • Comprehensive support

A market leading commercial accounting system at the core

Dimensions provides all the accounting facilities ,and more, required by an academy or MAT.

Access Dimensions

Dimensions for Academies
  • A mainstream financial system
  • Used by thousands of organisations
  • Supports over 30,000 people every day
  • Hosted in the cloud or local environment
  • Used by academies, MATs and free schools of all kinds
  • Choice of a single database for the whole MAT or separate databases for schools
  • Consolidation as standard

User-friendly interfaces for schools

Finance Portal

  • Purchase requests
  • Request authorisations
  • Purchase invoice authorisation
  • Goods receipt
  • Budget holder spend reporting
  • Commitment reporting
  • SLA/Contract management
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Fees and Charges

  • Wraparound
  • Lettings
  • School trips
  • Merchandise sales
  • Boarding fees
  • Miscellaneous invoices
  • On-line payments
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Our support is second to none

Whichever finance software you choose for your academy you will need help from time to time, particularly in the early months. We are available when you need us.

Our comprehensive support is based on processes that we have developed during our 30 years in existence and is provided by the same experienced consultants who implement the system for you and train you. When you call us, more often than not, the person who answers the phone answers your question.

We're here for the long term

Access, the author of the core Dimensions software, is a substantial UK-based company with a turnover in excess of £120m. Furthermore, both we and Access are commercially robust; neither of us is reliant on just one market sector - we are going to be around for a long time.

You get the best of several worlds

The author-supplier relationship between Access and Hoge 100 means that when you're managing the financial ins and outs of a long school term; whether it's keeping the accounts or managing lettings or wraparound, we have a comprehensive, integrated system supported by a professional team that will be there to support you every step of the way.

To arrange a demo

call 01905 947257

or email

You'll get to see the simplicity of the Dimensions for Academies system and quiz our support team to make sure it's the right fit for your academy or MAT.

So, why us?

  • Our system is the best
  • Our support is fantastic
  • Our system is affordable

What's so different?

  • Market leading core system
  • Support that's 2nd to none
  • Affordable, especially for MATs
  • Single or multiple:
    • Databases
    • Bank accounts
  • Superb Excel integration
  • Journal import from Excel
  • Management of:
    • Lettings
    • Wraparound
    • School trips
    • Boarding fees
  • Integrated help
  • Regular free updates

"We have used Hoge 100’s finance system across the trust since 2011.

Our finance staff have found it very user friendly and it is extremely flexible.

Hoge’s support is always available and everyone is helpful, friendly and accommodating.

The system has undoubtedly contributed to the successful financial management of OAT academies."

- Paul Nye
Chief Operating Officer
Ormiston Academies Trust