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The Horizon team’s track record in scaling software and service businesses and supporting buy-and-builds aligns well with our strategy for Juniper

Gavin FreedExecutive Chairman


Juniper Education is a provider of software and services to over 4,000 schools across the UK.

Juniper’s Target Tracker is a software solution that helps schools track and analyse pupil progress, produces vital reports and makes summative and formative assessments. Target Tracker is a market leader and is currently used in over 1 in 4 English primary schools.

Alongside Target Tracker, Juniper delivers a broad range of services including school effectiveness and HR and Finance support. Juniper was established to help schools and academies build highly effective and efficient educational environments.


With its broad service offering, software platform and national footprint, Juniper Education is uniquely well-placed to capitalise on the £410m school services spend, which is increasingly being delivered by the private sector.

The market is highly fragmented with a large number of niche and local suppliers delivering these services and software which represents a significant opportunity for consolidation. The transition of services to private providers is being accelerated by the continued move towards multi academy trusts.


Juniper’s strategy is to consolidate the large and fragmented market for software and services provision to primary and secondary schools in the UK. The business has two divisions: one focussed on software provision and the other on services including HR and finance.

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