The £48 million Penarth Learning Community, designed by HLM Architects has been built on the site of the St Cyres Secondary School. Pupils from St Cyres, Erw'r Delyn, Ashgrove and Ysgol Maes Dyfan special schools come together at this complex; claimed to be the largest learning facility of its type in Wales.
Design & Build
Educational establishments across the UK, including nurseries, schools, universities, colleges and academies, could achieve an average of 5% savings compared to purchasing solutions direct via a new Modular Buildings framework – the only national agreement of its type, launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS). The Framework is free to access to all public sector organisations including local authorities and public funding bodies, such as theEducation Funding Agency (EFA) and the Department for Education.
A new education initiative launched at the national Big Bang Fair is opening the door to engineering for children across the country.
Junior Technology Tournaments are inviting school children to take part in a range of activities that encourages them to think about engineering.
The scheme was developed by the Rochester Bridge Trust in partnership with Rotary Great Britain and Ireland, and is based on success of the Rotary's existing Senior Technology Tournaments, where secondary school students take part in innovative engineering challenges as part of a national competition.
This month’s budget included news of a further £216 million in funding for improving existing schools, which Chancellor Philip Hammond said is “taking total investment in school condition to well over £10 billion in this Parliament”.
For over 1,000 academies and sixth form colleges each year, that investment comes in the form of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).
Provided through the Education Funding Agency, CIF is designed to address health and safety issues in school buildings, as well as supporting expansion projects and efforts to improve energy efficiency.
New Research Reveals Major Decline in Spend on Learning Environments
The head of one of the UK’s leading education sector suppliers has said that a growing number of ‘shabby schools’ across the UK are not only failing pupils but are contributing to the lack of new entrants to the teaching profession, when linked to new schools spending data revealed by the company.
New research by British Thornton, the UK’s largest educational furniture manufacturer, has shown that cuts to funding in the sector have led to significant reductions in investment in learning environments, to the detriment of both students and teachers alike.
In the ever-changing world of education, Trovex provides robust and durable products to meet the high demands education environments ask for.
As one of the UK's leading education solution companies, Trovex has developed unrivalled excellence in the education sector providing top performance Washroom & Cubicle Systems, Wall Cladding, Doorset Systems and Protection Materials by pioneering innovation, design and quality.
The large assortment of colour options available makes the design stage of your project enjoyable and fun "Trovex were very helpful and easy to work with as our ideas evolved during the design stage of the project", said Simon Harvey - Focus Washrooms.
The pressures on schools to increase the number of available pupil places has been widely reported in recent years. The predicted shortfall of some 750,000 places presents major challenges to local authorities, headteachers, architects and contractors. How do you rapidly increase the size of a school with an ever decreasing budget? To say creative, reliable solutions are essential is an understatement.
Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Education Modular Buildings Framework, offering a potential combined worth of £225 million over a four year period.
Designed specifically to help the education sector provide cost effective and sustainable learning environments, the new framework has four lots including: Lot 1: Hire of Modular Buildings – Temporary Accommodation; Lot 2: Modular Construction with a value of up to £750K; Lot 3: Modular Construction with a value between £750K and £3 million; and Lot 4: Modular Construction worth £3 million and over.
Smarter Surfaces, traditionally known for multi-award-winning Smart Wall Paint, has expanded into the wall coverings industry.
Initially the product will be introduced in two versions: Smart Dry Erase Wallcovering and Smart Projector Wallcovering (Dry Erase, Low Sheen). They are the first in a range of functional wallcoverings being added to the existing collections.
Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems were recently commissioned by Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme to install a new multi-sport facility.
The new AstroTurf has converted the school’s former tarmac tennis courts into a multi-use games area suitable for football, hockey, netball and tennis.
Former Stoke City FC footballer, Ricardo Fuller officially opened the new AstroTurf pitch during a special opening ceremony on October 14th in front of staff, pupils, parents and VIP guests.
As part of Dauntsey’s School development plans, the ‘Olive Building’ was commissioned to be ready for the new academic year starting
Academy and Sixth Form Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)
Alumasc have been working closely with academies throughout the UK for many years helping compile their applications in order to achieve CIF Funding (Condition Improvement Fund).
Alumasc have a success rate of over 85%.
Alumasc have an excellent track record of highlighting the requirements for a new roof, ensuring deliverability of the project and all within the required budget restraints.
BELOW OUTLINES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION METHODS AND CRITERIA:
Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe to comply with health and safety issues.
FibreGrid has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of Anti Slip Standard GRP Decking Strips, part of their affordable GRP SlipGrip® Standard range. Timber decking becomes safer with these quick and easy to install DeckGrip Strips, which come supplied with decking screws and are pre-drilled
Opting to install a canopy in a school would bring with it a number of benefits. The children would be able to play and learn outside in an environment that would not be affected by the wind or the rain. This makes it possible to spend time outdoors all year round but it also means that the children are protected from the sun during the summer as it blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays.
From a safety perspective, the children will know that they have to remain within the canopy and this makes life easier for teachers.
The following reasons will show exactly why canopies are a great addition to any school.