CIFE is grateful to the following companies which provide services to CIFE colleges and which sponsor the work CIFE does


Engage, by Double First, is a management information system designed exclusively for independent schools and colleges. Engage removes the need for a school to use multiple systems to manage data, with integrated academic, financial and teaching functionality.

The software provides secure online access and capability via any web browser, or the Engage App. This offers accessibility to a broad base of senior leaders, teachers, administrators, parents and pupils. Double First offers comprehensive support by phone or online, available 24-hours with a knowledge base, guides and videos. Engage is currently being used by many CIFE member colleges, including Collingham College, Bosworth College and Brooke House College.

Wesleyan Financial Services

As one of the UK’s longest serving and financially strongest mutual societies, Wesleyan Financial Services specialise in providing expert financial advice, products and services for professionals working in the education sector.

For school and college staff throughout the UK and across all sectors, Wesleyan provides guidance and advice on important financial issues including retirement planning; pension & investment taxation, and saving for the future.

As well as offering no-obligation, individual financial advice, Wesleyan also provides free workplace presentations for staff.


Alps provide cutting-edge student performance analysis software to schools and colleges. Alps software helps track student achievement at KS4 and KS5, and provides highly detailed comparative data which helps schools to identify excellent performance,  to support those who could do better and to inform effective educational development. Alps reports contain student performance analysis showing the progress made by each student across every subject and analysis by banded ability. Alps also provide excellent training support.


BridgeU enables schools to help young people make well-informed decisions about their futures. BridgeU provides intelligent university and course matching tailored to each student.  BridgeU software recommends best-fit universities and courses, from over 100,000 options, based on the academic, professional and social profile of each student. With BridgeU, students can apply to universities across 4 continents.

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