public school fee collections and other school services

We are one of the largest and most successful collectors of outstanding school fees in the country. We also offer unique expertise on the law relating to schools.

We give our school clients innovative and comprehensive services including:

  • School Fee Collections
  • Training and advice on the SA Schools Act relating to school fees and exemptions
  • Outsourced Credit Control

These services provide schools with a complete solution to deal with the challenging issues they face with school fee collections and exemption applications

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SPREADSHEET!

Your tongue twister spreadsheet especially designed for fee paying public schools to better manage their fee collections.

This spreadsheet gives you a handle, with a few simple inputs, of where you are standing for the year in terms of your internal fee collections and your bad debt recovery. It also makes budgeting easier as well as reporting on fee collections.

School Fee Collections

We offer cost-effective debt collections based on the general maxim of no collections, no costs. However, having Bentley attorneys as our sister company allows us to transfer from pre-legal collections to legal collections seamlessly.

If you have the time, watch the video at the top of the page to see a few of our many very satisfied school clients reviewing the services we provide them.

Our Collections service includes:

Training on the SA Schools Act relating to School fees and Exemptions

We have been offering training focusing on improving public school fee collections and dealing with exemptions for over a decade.

This training is vital for school staff as not only are the South African Schools Act and the Exemption Regulations poorly drafted pieces of legislation which can confuse but there is little practical expertise available to schools on how to effectively collect school fees . We are pleased to say that this training has served our clients well in terms of compliance issues as well as improving their internal collections.

What the Audit Entails

Our audits of public schools are conducted by our audit team made up of attorneys and cover amongst their many aspects:

From this we provide the school with a comprehensive and confidential report on our findings, opinions and suggestions for improvement and compliance.

Outsourced Credit Control

We provide outsourced credit management services to our business clients and we are now combining this with our expertise in public school fees and exemptions to assist schools with this service.

So, what exactly is outsourced credit control?

Internal billing and follow up with parents on the payment of school fees and attending to bad debtors’ hand-over is a vital cog in the school fee collections process. Yet time and again we see schools where the staff is either overworked, not properly trained or ill-suited to this position resulting in a negative effect on this crucial source of income to keep the school operating properly for the benefit of all its learners.

In these cases, we offer schools an opportunity to outsource some or all of these tasks – whether in peak times or on a full-time contract basis.

We will assist with:

“ They who hesitate are lost…”

Recent Posts on public school fee collections and other school services

How a Public School Collected More During the COVID-19 Lockdown than before

How they did it? At the end of 2019, Danville Girls High decided to go with Bentley Credit Control’s then recently launched outsourced school fee service from the beginning of 2020. A wise decision by the school, in which Bentley helped the school weather the storms of 2020 far better than most schools in the …

How a Public School Collected More During the COVID-19 Lockdown than before Read More »

Bentley Academy Launches With Online Course For Public School SGB Members

We are pleased to launch the Bentley Academy, our online training division. The first course we are presenting after the recent public school SGB elections is the SA Schools Act Made Easy for SGB Members. The SA Schools Act Made Easy for SGB Members. The emphasis of the course will be on fee-paying schools most …

Bentley Academy Launches With Online Course For Public School SGB Members Read More »

The Numbers on How the COVID19 Lockdown Recession Affected Schools in South Africa

Schools and the Recession While the COVID19 Lockdown Recession has affected the global economy, it has hit South Africa particularly hard as we were in recession even before the Lockdown. One of the greatest challenges facing South Africa is unemployment where pre-lockdown unemployment was already at over 30%  in the first quarter of this year. …

The Numbers on How the COVID19 Lockdown Recession Affected Schools in South Africa Read More »