Helping schools protect against cyber-attacks


Secure Schools is a team of cyber security experts and educationalists. We have a passion for empowering schools with technology and keeping children and young adults safe in education

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Our mission


Our mission is to lead the education sector in adapting and overcoming cyber threats. We're achieving this by providing schools with the tools and techniques to become resilient against cyber-attacks.

The Secure Schools platform

Secure Schools offers a one-stop platform for school cyber security governance, risk, compliance and assurance.

It provides unique and comprehensive insights into the school's level of cyber resilience. 


Our unique position in the edtech ecosystem

We are a critical friend to schools and IT service providers, helping keep children safe in education, preventing school closures and enabling schools to own and reduce their cyber security risk with confidence and autonomy.


Our story

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    Founded in 2018 by experts in cyber security and education

    Secure Schools was founded in 2018 by Jill Foster, former Headteacher and trust CEO and Paul Alberry, cyber security compliance specialist. Together, Jill and Paul founded Secure Schools to tackle the growing challenge of cyber security in UK schools. Here they are, in the early days, at the Bett show.

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    Accelerated by the NCSC for Startups Programme

    In 2019, Secure Schools was selected for the UK Government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) programme, NCSC for Startups. This programme supports the growth of cyber companies that aim to bring new ‘better, faster and cheaper’ security products to market.

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    The first cyber security management app for schools

    After graduating from the programme, the Secure Schools platform was built and launched in 2019. The first of its kind to provide schools with the tools and training they need to operate a successful cyber security programme and defend against cyber-attacks.

  • Growth during challenging times

    During the challenges of 2020, Secure Schools focused on providing free cyber security resources to schools after the education sector experienced an unprecedented rise in cyber-attacks. Despite the challenges, Secure Schools were resilient and successfully grew its team.

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    Secure Schools is acquired by Wonde

    In 2022, Secure Schools was acquired by the Wonde group. This acquisition provided the resources and capabilities to scale the startup to its full potential whilst the team remained aboard.

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    Growth and scaling up

    As of 2023, Secure Schools has quadrupled its team, launched a new and improved version of their platform and undergone a rebrand. Here's the launch of our new branding at the Bett show in London.

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    Secure Schools launches in Australia and America

    In 2023, Secure Schools launched in Australia and America to support schools in Australia, New Zealand and America. Here's the team at ISTELive in Philadelphia.

Customer testimonials

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"We have found Secure Schools professional and knowledgeable and an exceptional company to work with. Overall, we have felt empowered by the audit process to address the challenging issues surrounding cyber security."

Joanna Christus Catholic Trust