The change to the structure of education over the past three years has been remarkable with the large majority of secondary schools changing to academy status and primary schools now also choosing the freedoms that academy status provides.
AA Projects has supported over 750 schools and academies with a wide range of property services. We recognise that whilst taking responsibility for property and wider management issues gives Head Teachers greater ownership and opportunity to innovate, raise standards and transform their schools, there are also new responsibilities that require focus. For many, this is the first time that property has become an area of responsibility and having a reliable professional support service to call on gives greater peace of mind.
Academies now have to take responsibility for their land and buildings and more importantly, the development of their property in order to meet the demands of learning and teaching within an academy environment. Much of the inherited property can be in need of investment or replacement and AA Projects is able to provide support in accessing capital grants and other funding streams to address these needs. Academy funding can be utilised for academy maintenance and repair, to ensure facilities are up to date and ready to meet future curriculum needs.
Being able to access the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is a key academy benefit. Our team has particular expertise in preparing robust applications for funding support for academies, helping to ensure that clients have the best possible chance of success. We are currently preparing applications for the next anticipated funding round.
We will be exhibiting at the Academies Show. We look forward to meeting new and existing academy clients and will be pleased to discuss all of your property needs including design, refurbishment, funding and energy saving solutions.