Case Study

Europa School UK

Europa School UK are a multilingual free school based in Culham, Oxfordshire. Initially opening in 2012 with a primary intake, the school will eventually expand to be an all-through by 2017.

Originally the school opened with an MIS that didn’t work well for them and eventually made the decision to explore the market. Europa School UK were looking for an MIS that not only complied with the statutory reporting and could be adapted to their style of curriculum but also a partner that would support them as they grew as a new school.

A key reason for choosing Furlong® was their approach was different. They asked us what we needed and built a solution around our requirements as opposed to trying to fit our school into a standard model.


Peter Ashbourne, Principal at Europa School UK

From a financial planning perspective, Furlong’s all-inclusive package has made it very easy for them to plan their roll out as they get all functionality, support and training within their annual charge. The system therefore grows at their pace without the need for any additional spend on new modules.

Support has lived up to their expectations and they have found working with Furlong to be a partnership.

Furlong’s support is very friendly, always helpful and extremely responsive.


Desi Correia, PA to Principal in charge of data management at Europa School UK

Europa School UK are already using electronic registration, parental reporting, extra-curricular management and many administrative functions such as bus lists and parental communication.

Above all though, SchoolBase has allowed them to implement the rigour in management and analysis of data that they need in their growth as a new school.

When I look at the support we receive from all of our suppliers across the school, Furlong stands out as being the most supportive and responsive. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other schools.


Peter Ashbourne, Principal at Europa School UK