We appraise the capacity and capability of your existing operations and people to provide objective recommendations for improvement

We understand that schools are people. And we recognise that teams and operations grow organically over time. Sometimes in the direction of travel, sometimes not. We help you to take stock, assess your performance and adapt if necessary.

No two schools are the same. Our services are designed to ensure that your operations and people continue to perform optimally in support of your strategic goals. We bring expertise and collaboration to every project and are skilled at navigating sensitive situations with tact and discretion.

Marketing & admissions audits

A review of the way in which you manage your marketing and admissions activity.

It covers all marketing communications activity and the key stages, milestones and processes of the customer journey, including data management.

Reviews of bursary support functions

A review of the way in which your bursary support function is managed.

It covers organisational effectiveness, coherence of work sections and span of control of people and processes.

Structural / organisational reviews

An in-depth review of the way your marketing and admissions team or bursary support function is structured.

We assess how responsibilities are allocated, review skills, consider reporting lines, benchmark salaries / resource levels and recommend alternative approaches to better equip you for your strategic objectives.

Training & mentoring

Boosting the professional and personal development of your team.

Bespoke mentoring and training from experienced consultants: experts in the field, immersed in the sector and skilled at distilling complex ideas into simple concepts.


External appraisal drawing on the best practice from within the educational and commercial sectors.

As experienced school marketers, our consultants bring in-depth knowledge of the role and what to measure. We are uniquely placed to encourage the vulnerability that leads to meaningful appraisal and optimised performance.


Finding first-class external relations professionals for your school.

With 100+ marketing, admissions and development appointments successfully completed to date, our network across the education sector, both in the UK and globally, is unrivalled.

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"RSAcademics carried out the whole recruitment process from beginning to end, very thoroughly, professionally and knowledgeably. The Governors were all very satisfied with the process."

Derek Wilson, Chair of Governors, St Mary's, Gerrards Cross

Get in touch

Email Heather Styche-Patel, CEO, at


Call Heather on +44 (0)1858 383173