Support for the Management and Leadership of Schools and Trusts

Keystone Knowledge is your reliable partner for school management support and school leadership support. Our all-inclusive services guarantee accountability, effectiveness, and compliance, freeing educators to concentrate on what really counts. We offer tailored solutions that are matched to the specific requirements of every academy, with a dedication to honesty and professionalism. 

Leadership support and advice on operational matters for schools and multi academy trusts, from school people. Helping you to benefit your pupils and students by improving school operations in areas including risk, finance, HR, governance and trust growth.


Keystone Knowledge

Who Our School Management Support Helps:

For senior leaders and school business managers of MATs, academies and schools who need operational support and advice on an interim or more regular basis we are operations experts in the education sector.

Our team can bring real insight, from their experience in senior leadership roles within schools, to deliver considered operational solutions. Our goal is to deliver solutions that, in turn, facilitate outstanding teaching and learning.

Get in touch with us for expert MAT consultancy and effective trust risk management to improve your institution's performance.


Internal Scrutiny

Give your trustees peace of mind that a team of school professionals, qualified in their disciplines, are completing your internal scrutiny. Our comprehensive audit will give advice on improvement for both financial and non-financial controls. Rely on our team to conduct thorough internal scrutiny and effective school management support, ensuring compliance and fostering school improvement.

Due Diligence

Are new schools looking to join your trust? Our due diligence audit takes the stress out of identifying and categorising risks and gives you the answers. Trust risk management is essential when considering new schools for your MAT. Let us lessen your concerns with our thorough due diligence process.

Supporting Growth

You want to grow, but do you have the current capacity to support that growth? We have a successful track record in producing winning new school and TCaF bids and can help with due diligence audits and conversion management taking away those growing pains! Leverage our expertise in offering efficient school leadership support during expansion, guiding you through successful bids and managing the conversion process seamlessly.


Worried about keeping up with the latest employment legislation and HR best practices? Our school HR professionals can provide 3 levels of advice and support to keep you on top of your HR. Ensure school compliance and smooth HR operations with our tailored support packages, designed to keep you on top of the employment landscape.

CFO and Finance Support

Need a detailed view of finance? Our experts have all been previous CFOs in MATs and can support you to get the best outcomes. For comprehensive MAT consultancy in financial matters, rely on our team to provide strategic guidance and support.

Consultancy & Bespoke Solutions

Have a challenge or just need some expert support or project management? We offer agile and expert solutions from Notice to Improve support to new school builds and will support you and add value every step of the way. For tailored school improvement support and consultancy services, talk to us today.



With a collective experience of 100 years in school leadership roles, we bring unparalleled expertise to the table, offering top-notch school management support. Our team has supported numerous Multi Academy Trusts, impacting the educational outcomes of over 30,000 children. Trust in our proven track record in winning new school bids that save millions for reinvestment in education, showcasing our commitment to school leadership support.

Tailored Solutions

At Keystone Knowledge, we understand that every educational institution has unique needs. That's why we offer tailored solutions designed to address specific challenges and goals, including school improvement support. Choose us for personalised support that aligns with your vision and drives excellence in education.

Strategic Partnerships

Benefit from our extensive network and collaborative approach. We build strong relationships with educational bodies, ensuring access to the latest insights and resources, essential for school compliance. Choose us to tap into a wealth of strategic alliances, enrich your decision-making process and drive positive outcomes for your institution.

Comprehensive Support

With a diverse range of services spanning internal scrutiny, due diligence, HR support, and consultancy, we ensure every aspect of your operations is optimised for success. For school leadership support and MAT consultancy, our team of professionals bring a range of sector insights, empowering you to navigate challenges in education effortlessly. Choose us for unmatched support in your school and trust goals.

Support for Growing MATs

Why Keystone Knowledge Are Different:

  • Between us, we have 100 years of experience working in schools at the school leadership level.
  • We have supported a significant number of Multi Academy Trusts to improve their operational effectiveness and impact the educational outcomes of children in education.
  • We have deep-rooted links in the sector and have held leadership roles in several respected professional bodies in the industry.
  • We have become thought leaders in the sector and have strong links with the DfE, and the ESFA.
  • Worked with over 300 schools Impacted over 50,000 children’s educational outcomes.
  • Supplied over 21,000 hours of quality consultancy and saved £4m to be reinvested into children’s education.
  • Won new school bids and built new schools.

Keystone Knowledge

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Keystone Knowledge is a Registered Company in England, no. 12092122

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