drb Schools and Academies Services

providing high quality, professional and affordable solutions

What we do     Meet the team

Our team of highly skilled consultants are all experts in working within the education sector and act as your trusted adviser by adding the specialist skills and capacity to your team.

drb’s truly diverse offering enables it to provide its clients with a holistic approach to whole school improvement on many different levels. Through our expert team we ensure high quality strategic outcomes and customer focus which combine to achieve our vision:

drb provide financial management services for schools and academies

From the provision of expert Strategic Financial Management services, leadership development and curriculum support, through to training and seminars for middle, senior leaders and governors plus strategic marketing. The drb Group has for over 15 years, gained an excellent reputation for quality performance and caring for its clients.For nearly a decade we have had a constant and clearly defined strategy; this has helped us to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and enables drb to deliver sustainable long term value to our clients – it also makes drb a rewarding place to work for our staff.

David Bagley


David Farrah


Lee Schofield

Senior Executive Consultant

Catherine Jackson

Senior Executive Consultant

Matthew Robinson

Senior Executive Consultant

Nikki Foster

Senior Executive Consultant

Doug Skinner

Operations Manager

Lyndsey Clarke

Executive Consultant

There are many legislative changes that effect finance in schools and academies. The team at drb Schools and Academies Services are proactive in tailoring bespoke solutions to accommodate these variations. We are aware of the ever increasing demands being placed on your education settings and we aim to assist by adapting our services accordingly to meet your requirements.

Our in-depth knowledge of the education sector, developed by supporting schools and academies thrive under increasing financial pressures, allows us to identify the challenges schools and academies face and deliver the strategic financial management and operational support to overcome them.

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drb sent us a great project manager who comes in regularly to budget monitoring meetings with our Headteacher and provide EPA advice and guidance

Your team are clearly familiar with many school’s financial management systems, as the support with transition from one management system to another you provided was second to none!

Thank you for helping and providing our SLT the most up-to-date information and helping us to make decisions that affect the outcomes for our pupils, staff and school!