4S Organisational Announcement

4S Organisational Announcement

We are delighted to announce that on the 22nd February 2019 the Babcock 4S business has been acquired by Strictly Education, a leading education specific provider of professional support services and solutions to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs).











What does this mean for you?

On a day-to-day level, it’s business as usual. But now we have enhanced resources, capabilities and expertise to drive more value for our customers; helping governors and school leaders achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.

What does this mean for Babcock 4S?

Our entire staff is now a part of the Strictly Education family!

And, effective from 22nd February 2019, the business is re-named Strictly Education 4S.



Our current website www.StrictlyEducation4s.co.uk will change very soon to www.strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

Email addresses

Effective from 22nd February 2019, company email addresses will change from firstname.lastname@babcockinternational.com to firstname.lastname@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

EStore and CPD Online

You don’t need to do anything. Contact details will remain the same and you can buy your SLAs through the eStore and book on training courses/conferences in the usual way.

Telephone and Helpdesk numbers

All telephone numbers remain the same.


To ensure we remain close to our partner schools in Surrey and its borders, our office continues to be based in Leatherhead, while the Strictly Education headquarters is located in Milton Keynes.

Our story continues…

The Babcock 4S education joint venture was formed in 2004 between Surrey County Council and Babcock, positively working towards ensuring all children and young people in Surrey have access to a ‘good’ or ‘better’ school. Since its inception, and working alongside schools and academies, we are proud to say that *94% of schools in Surrey are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

By joining forces with Strictly Education, we are united by a common purpose; supporting schools to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.

Our commitment to providing continuity of service, a high-quality offer and developing client relationships that are long lasting and built on trust remains paramount. Harnessing the combined capabilities and resources of our two organisations will enable us to offer our customers a more joined-up, robust ‘back office’ service solution. Schools can reduce their administrative costs, remain compliant with statutory responsibilities, and stay fully focused on improving the learning outcomes of their pupils.

We will be able to offer a number of complementary services in the future such as Payroll, and we will confirm this to you in due course.

Thank you!

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for putting your trust in us over the last 15 years. We come to work every day to help improve outcomes for children and young people in schools and academies throughout Surrey. This commitment is stronger than ever during this exciting time, and our consultants and staff remain reassuringly beside you, now and in the future.

If you have any queries, please contact:


0800 030 4760

Yours sincerely

Amanda Fisher                                                              Julie Barrington


Chief Executive Officer                                                 General Manager

Strictly Education                                                          Strictly Education 4S (formerly Babcock 4S)


Note. *Performance measures based on Ofsted data as of July 2018


4S Organisational Update - View letter as a PDF file

4S Organisational Update - View press release as a PDF file

Amanda Fisher CEO Strictly Education
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