With government funding expected to be cut further in real terms, it is no surprise that Head Teachers and School Governors are feeling the pressure of unpopular spending cuts.
Years of austerity, growing pupil numbers and the cumulative effect of education reforms and short-term policy initiatives have pushed schools into a funding crisis.
The number of maintained schools converting to academy status or joining Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) is increasing rapidly as schools seek to deliver greater economies of scale. In a sector where governance is continually evolving, our experience and in-depth knowledge of MATs enables us to provide invaluable strategic advice in managing their estates and understanding future liabilities.
Our team provides a comprehensive range of advice on estate strategy, valuation, leasing, planning, building condition surveys, lifecycle maintenance programmes, project management, purchase and disposal and business rates mitigation. Our advisers have been providing advice to MATs since their inception and are well placed to extract latent land value.