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With imagination and an eye for detail in school construction, ABACUS CONSTRUCTION will deliver on quality and price. We are independently exor accredited in school construction and hold the exor gold award for our high standards of quality and service.
School repairs, school classroom refurbishments, new school classrooms builder, general school / college builder, school roof repairs, school grounds landscaping, school and nursery play areas, thermoplastic playground markings, sand pits, school fencing, security fencing, school bicycle sheds builder, covered walkways, new parking areas for school teachers and visitors, resurfacing of school playgrounds, and many more.
Abacus Construction offer a wide range of school building and school construction services for nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
Based in Wellington, Somerset, and established in 1986, we have successfully completed several school construction, and school classroom refurbishment projects and can offer quality and reliability at a competitive price.
So if you are looking for a school builder for your school or college, from minor school repairs, new fencing, and new play areas to full school building and construction, you've found the right company!
Here are some recent news stories around the web regarding school funding:-
A promise of “jam tomorrow” will not cut it with the profession, parents and voters who that know any further delay will be devastating
I have a sense that the tide is turning on school funding.
The latest wave rolled over last Friday when the influential Education Policy Institute reported that the proportion of local authority maintained secondary schools in deficit has nearly trebled. They said that over sixty percent of these schools spent more than their income in 2016-17.
Whilst this report focused on maintained schools, a national report by a firm of accountants a day or so later showed that 55% of the 450 academy trusts that they had audited up to August 2017 were in deficit.
As reported in the Waugh Zone, NAHT’s own survey of members was published as a report this week, with 71% of members expecting to have to set a deficit budget in 2019/20 and 79% by the following year. In this year, 80% had made cuts to teaching assistant roles and 37% had cut teaching roles in order to secure a balancing budget.[ Read more... ]
North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College received more than £3.5million from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
A school which received millions of pounds of funding for a new campus building less than two years ago has been told to improve by Ofsted.
North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) was handed a ‘requires improvement’ rating by the education watchdog following its first ever inspection last year.
Inspectors noted that ‘leaders and governors have had an overgenerous view of improvements’ and that ‘teaching is not planned to meet the different needs of pupils’.
NSETC is a specialist science, technology, engineering and maths college for students aged 14-19 which opened in 2014. It is part of Inspirational Futures Trust, a multi-academy trust sponsored by the Weston College Group.[ Read more... ]
'It is clear that parents will not tolerate school standards slipping and that they are concerned for their children’s future'
More than a third of headteachers have had to cut back on teachers due to a squeeze on funding, a survey from a school leaders’ union suggests.
Almost two in three (65 per cent) school leaders strongly feel that cuts have negatively affected school performance, a report from the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) found.
And more than a fifth (21 per cent) of headteachers say they had budgets in deficit this academic year - a 13 percentage point increase since 2015.[ Read more... ]