Academies & Schools

"Our 3 schools converted to a Multi-Academy in December 2012 and became a client of Hart Shaw LLP. After our initial meeting with Martin McDonagh, Steve Vickers and Carla Davis it became apparent that they would go beyond the normal services provided by other accountancy practises. Which was a relief setting out on this new era converting to academy status and no longer a maintained school.

This I am pleased to say happened in abundance. The staff are all very helpful, well informed, and never make your questions seem trivial (and there have been many!)

I was initially daunted by the whole year end process of our annual accounts, however with the guidance, help and explanations from staff at Hart Shaw our first year completed without any problems. This has given me the confidence, having gained the knowledge from staff at Hart Shaw and knowing they are there to answer any queries, to proceed through this second year and hopefully many more without any issues.

I would recommend Hart Shaw LLP to anyone who is looking for a professional, trusted accountancy firm and demand a first class service that goes above and beyond what is expected of an accountancy practice." Mrs W, Principal Finance Officer, Multi Academy Trust, South Yorkshire



"Our school is a multi academy trust, there are two academies within the trust with a third academy joining the trust from 1st September. Martin McDonagh and his team from Hart Shaw have been providing all aspects of accountancy support for approximately 18 months. During this time we have had opportunity to work with Martin and a number of other staff, who invariably present themselves in a pleasant, professional and importantly, approachable manner.

We work in a very busy fast paced environment with the statutory guidelines and requirements around academy trusts frequently subject to significant change - Hart Shaw often provide us with information about forthcoming changes and are able to respond quickly to our queries and requests for advice. Martin and the team are happy to fit in with our timelines, sometimes at short notice, which supports us in fulfilling our statutory obligations, as our trust continues to develop." Mrs C, Business and Finance Director, Multi Academy Trust, South Yorkshire