We will be doing maintenance to our website systems on Sunday, 31 January. Despite the ongoing situation with Covid-19 it is essential that we maintain the security of our systems. This will help us continue to deliver vital public health messages and information about council services via our website and allow you all to access our services using online forms.
The work should be done with little disruption to you and any interruption should be short. If you do have problems accessing the site or something doesn’t work on Sunday, please try again later.
Schools should contact the Access Group’s Budgeting Support
for guidance with technical issues or general advice, such as how to enter staffing adjustments into the software.
Please call direct on 0845 340 4546, or email:
For specific budget related queries, or queries relating to formula funding shown in the software schools should contact the School Funding Team (School Funding Officer)
2021/22 Financial Year Software Notifications
Additional set up guidance for schools Access Group (HCSS) Software 2021 (Version 1 published 10 March 2021)
2020/21 Financial Year Software Notifications
Additional set up guidance for schools HCSS Software 2020 (Version 1 published 9 March 2020)
2019/20 Financial Year Software Notifications
Additional set up guidance for schools HCSS Software 2019 (Version 1 published 8 March 2019)
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