Jon Horton

Full Stack Developer

Software developer by day, and family man by night. Ever since finding out I can get paid to do my hobby, 30+ years ago, programming has been my joy. School Ally is the culmination of 10 years as a software developer at Microsoft and 11 years in school IT. I am excited to bring it all together to make great school solutions for you. (With the help of a lot of coffee and Minecraft sessions with my daughters!)

Joel Roberts

Full Stack Developer

I am passionate about writing code to make people’s lives easier. Why do repetitive tasks when you can get a computer to do them? I’m originally from Australia and have worked in IT in schools for over 10 years. When not coding, I love reading fantasy books and building large Lego sets.

Experience Matters

IT Experts Who Understand Your School’s Needs

School Ally was started in 2020 by Jon Horton and Joel Roberts. Both Jon and Joel worked together for many years at an Exemplary Accredited international school developing in-house applications for faculty and students in order to streamline processes and make the school more efficient.

They realized that the applications that they developed for the school could be useful for other schools and decided to begin making these applications available for any school, the first of which is School Ally Budget.


We believe School Ally is uniquely positioned to help your school succeed, as both Jon and Joel have a strong understanding of what schools need from their experience working in school IT for 11 and 10 years respectively.

partner with us

We want to partner with you to help you save time, money, and effort so that you can focus on your main goal of educating students.

state of the art

Our tools are high-quality, state of the art, and are available at reasonable rates for schools around the world.

The School Ally Difference

Our cloud-based software solutions have been built by school IT experts who have extensive experience working in educational technology. We understand the unique needs and challenges faced by schools, and we have developed software that is tailored to meet those needs.