London – 23rd November 2020: Horizon Capital today announces that its portfolio company Juniper Education a provider of SAAS Software and Subscription Services to Schools has acquired SISRA Limited, which provides more than 1,650 secondary schools, academies and trusts with sophisticated data analytics software.

The acquisition enables Juniper Education to better support secondary schools through data analytics and enables schools to benchmark exam results against key education performance measures and the national picture.

Juniper will also enhance its School HR software offering by bringing the SISRA Observe into the solution. The software, which was featured in the prestigious EdTech 50 list in 2020, helps schools track staff teaching performance and delivers support tailored to each staff member’s needs in both primary and secondary schools.

Sisra is the 7th acquisition made by Juniper since Horizon invested in June 2019 and takes the number of Schools Juniper provides software to over 10,000.

Gavin Freed, chairman of Juniper Education, said: “There is no time to lose when it comes to helping our children catch up after the disruption caused by the pandemic. The acquisition of SISRA bolsters our ability to help schools predict their student’s performance strengths and weaknesses so that they can make sound decisions and take quick action to provide the right support.”

Gavin Freed - CEOJuniper Education

Simon Hitchcock, managing partner at Horizon Capital, an investor in Juniper Education, said: “Developing a timely and accurate picture for teachers and school leaders is at the core of school improvement. The SISRA acquisition will ensure that Juniper Education can deliver the exact information schools need across both the primary and secondary school phases, establishing the business as the school improvement partner of choice for any school or academy group.”

Simon HitchcockManaging Partner at Horizon Capital

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