Specialist risk and insurance solutions for schools & academies

The schools sector is undergoing significant change. Not only is funding under intense scrutiny but also under constant pressure. Evolving legislation is altering traditional school structures with the growth of academy trusts, the introduction of free schools and the additional complexity that wider choice brings. 

Then there are the procurement and collaboration issues to think about. Your changing liabilities and compliance needs reflect this shift, making cost control and flexible risk management more important than ever to how you operate and manage your type of school.

When your workplace is in such a state of flux, it’s good to be able to talk to a professional insurance and risk management advisory firm that speaks your language. We are the insurance broking and risk management partner of choice for schools & academies  across the UK. 

With offices across the country, we deliver the insight, empathy, flexibility and personal local service, to ensurer your range of education insurance policies are simple, competitive and efficient.

We provide on-demand expertise from highly qualified people who take the time to understand your institution - then translate that knowledge into insurance that works harder for you. It’s the grasp of detail and nuance that makes the difference.

Our dedicated insurance team works with the leading specialist underwriters, offering bespoke insurance policies that close gaps and responds to emerging risks - ensuring your school is always in safe hands.

From protecting your pupils, teachers and support staff to your buildings, assets and reputation, you can rely on us to provide innovative and cost effective insurance and risk management solutions across every class of risk you face.

Introducing School SHARE

School SHARE is a new and bespoke Risk Management service, designed by Oval Risk Services, with schools specifically in mind and will support and enhance your school's health, safety, business continuity and risk management profile.

School SHARE will support you in fulfilling your legal duties, achieving and practically demonstrating your compliance with relevant legislation and meeting the expectations of those who have an active interest in the operation of your school.

Using the latest web-portal technology, School SHARE will give you immediate access to up to date guidance, useful documentation and templates, in addition to access to qualified and experienced Consultants, who will offer a mixture of practical telephone and on-site advice to support you.

You will also receive regular e-mails and bulletins of developments and changes which you will need to be aware of, and of which we will help integrate into your systems.

Crucially School SHARE will simplify what can seem a complex and potentially difficult area for you. 

For further information please download the School SHARE flyer.pdf

Would you like to talk?

If you’d like to discuss how our education insurance solutions work harder for your school, then call
0800 612 6223 or email


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    To mark the beginning of a new school year we are pleased to offer you this “Back to School” special edition Oval Education newsletter. Download

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    From the out-set you will need to consider insurance implications. As soon as you begin on your Free School journey, there will be legal issues and risks which you will need to protect yourself from. We have highlighted some areas which you will need to consider carefully. Download

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    Department of Education cap the amount of funding provided to cover insurance costs for Academy Trust schools. Download

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  • Education Case StudiesOct 23, 2012

    As outlined in these case studies it is our view that the insurance programme is the final part of the protection jigsaw. It is the ‘port of call’ for when the incident, or accident, or issue has materialised. It is better to prepare and work hard to prevent the risk materialising in the first place. And then have the comfort that the insurance protection sitting behind this is robust and effective for when the worse does happen. Download

  • Is your school leaving itself exposed?May 18, 2012

    As converter academies adjust to their new-found freedom it is worth considering the implications for these new trusts and the staff employed by them. The duties for trustees, governors and staff are wide, as outlined in the Charity Commission’s Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP), which new academies are required by their funding agreements to comply with. Download