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ERA moves to new agent for administering licensing independent schools in England & Wales from 1 April 2016

18th March 2016

From 1 April  2016 The Centre for Education and Finance Management (CEFM) has been appointed to act as ERA’s agent for invoicing and licensing the independent schools in England and Wales in place of the previous arrangements with IAPS.


Schools previously approached by IAPS concerning ERA Licence take up or renewals will now be contacted by CEFM for ERA licences relevant after 1 April 2016.


CEFM will hold records of each of the school and will administer the issue of invoices for licence fees due and issue each school with licensing documents once fees have been paid.


CEFM will continue to offer a helpline for schools to help answer questions about the scope of the ERA Licence and services offered by ERA. The helpline number is 01494 836 235 or email era@cefm.co.uk

Licensing enquiries can also be sent to ERA at era@era.org.uk