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Backup for Schools & Education

Let us take the stress out of keeping all of your student and staff data protected, wherever it resides. Including support for Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, SIMS, Dynamics 365, physical and virtual servers.

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Protect your data from
ransomware & hackers

With an emergence of ransomware actively targeting schools and universities in the UK, it’s crucial that you have a secure offsite backup solution in place to protect everyone’s information. We’ve made protecting your data simple with various backup solutions that are immutable and cannot be infected with ransomware. We also adhere to the latest Ofsted, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and government guidelines.

Why choose BackupVault to secure your education data?

We are a leading provider of cloud backups for schools, academies, colleges and universities and one of the only GDPR and DfE compliant providers.

Capita SIMS Approved

Capita SIMS Approved

The only approved Capita SIMS solution, our cloud backup software gives you and your staff peace of mind that data is easily accessible and secure.

ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 Certified

ISO Certified

Our fully encrypted service uses ISO 27001 and 9001 certified datacentres, aligning your school, college or university with the latest legislation and guidelines.


Cloud Based Off-Site Storage

BackupVault protects your school from onsite threats, safely storing your encrypted critical data in our two datacentres in Dorset and Hampshire.

Restore Your Data Easily

Restore Your Data Easily

Restore files, or even an entire lost backup set, in a matter of seconds. It takes as little as three clicks to restore your data – there’s no need for tapes or disks.

Cost Effective Automatic Backup

Cost Effective Automatic Backup

A monthly or annual subscription allows you to avoid any setup fees and the cost of purchasing hardware. Your backups occur automatically and can be scheduled for multiple times a day.

Cloud Management Console & Reporting

Cloud Management Console & Reporting

Create reports with ease to show the status of your cloud backup. Enjoy an easy to use account, set up for multiple people to use and navigate.

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Completely Secure & UK Based

Your institution’s privacy and security are our priority. Your data is encrypted with a key known only to you and transferred safely to our UK servers with many physical security measures.

24/7 phone support

UK Based Support

Not all providers offer a tailored service. With BackupVault, you’ll have 24/7 access to our friendly and knowledgeable support staff who can help you with any technical issues or requirements.

We are SFVS and DfE Compliant

In 2015, the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) was updated to include specific backup requirements for schools. Schools must now backup their critical data off-site daily to protect school IT systems. BackupVault is fully compliant with SFVS, making it a safe and secure option for school backup solutions.

Common School
Backup Questions

Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace is charged per active user. For the education sector we offer special rates and only charge per staff member. Pupils are backed up free of charge.

Yes, our backups are immutable by design. This means that ransomare cannot affect our backups that are successfully completed.

We have many years experience with MATs and offer tailored solutions. Our backup software works very well in a distributed environment and you always have access to our centralised management and reports showing the exact status of each device, wherever it may be located.

No. We only used “cloud first” vendors and no onsite hardware is needed. You can if required send backups to an onsite network share, but this is not necessary.

Yes, we support the backup and restore of Google Classroom.

Yes, we have supported the backup of SIMS, FMS and DMS databases for over 20 years.

Yes, we are compliant with all cyber insurance company policies.

Trusted By Institutions All Over The UK

“BackupVault have been excellent at meeting our needs of providing a backup service that complies with our Law Society Professional Rules. Many of the service providers will not tell you where the data is held and for our line of business, it has to be kept in the UK. They were very efficient at installing the backup and did regular checks on the system to ensure that backups continued successfully.”

Heather Shaw
Shaw’s Law Ltd

“Our data is critical, and with BackupVault I have peace of mind knowing that in the event of a catastrophe my data is safe, secure and easily retrievable. Back-ups are stored online on UK based Servers and both the backup and restore procedures and fast and easy to use. The level of help and services is also second to none. Whenever I have had any queries, the response has been very fast, helpful and productive.”

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Steve Bradshaw
IT Manager Eunisure Ltd

“The difficulty with any backup system is that you only know if it works when you REALLY need it to work. We had only been using BackupVault a few months when, due to a hard disk failure on our live network, we needed to access a backup of a small file. The BackupVault system worked perfectly for us, and we recovered the file with no stress in just a few minutes.”

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Steve Goacher
Harbour Systems Ltd

“Being secure in the knowledge that all our data is backed up daily off site is a huge comfort to us and as has been recently shown works superbly when our system crashed in the office and you were able to restore all our information remotely and we were back up and running in no time at all. Your swift and efficient response time enabled us to continue working without any loss of service to our clients – who could ask for more.”

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Jacqui Katz
Fresh Property Management Ltd

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A Free Trial

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and universities.