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Financial support

Stranton Academy Trust has its own 'in-house' finance support team which works across the Academy Trust and provides a bespoke outreach service to other Schools and Academies across Hartlepool.

The team have a wealth of School financial knowledge and experience and can meet all current requirements.

These include:

  • Budget preparation
  • Budget monitoring
  • Bursar support
  • SIMS finance package support
  • Audit Support
  • Support for Staffing restructures
  • Benchmarking advice
  • Procurement advice

The team, lead by Kirsty Whitehouse (14 years LA School finance experience, 2.5 years in role of Finance director, Qualified AAT technician, PQ Accountant and Management Level 4) will ensure the individual requirements for each  School / Academy are met and provide a service which is both efficient and cost-effective.


This service is available to purchase for Schools external to the Trust on an annual SLA agreement or an ad-hoc basis.


For additional details and costings, please contact Kirsty Whitehouse on