Academies

Undertaking a Building Project

Before you undertake a buildings project the relevant approvals must be obtained.  After the governing body have approved the works, the trustees of the academy and, if applicable, the trustees of the Multi-Academy Trust, and the Board of Education must also approve the proposed works.

A Project Authorisation Form and a Project Information Form should be completed and returned to the Education Team, together with copies of any quotes received and, where applicable, specifications and copies of plans of the proposed works. Forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

Buildings Development Plans

All schools and academies are encouraged to use a Buildings Development Plan when planning budgets for the school year.  Governing Bodies are asked to use these in conjunction with their Asset Management Plans when planning what building works should be undertaken in each financial year.  The Buildings Development Plan is a five year plan and, once utilised, can become a valuable tool in assisting you with forward planning in allocating funds and support with the Governors' 10% contributions.  There is a plan for each category of school and academy and the plan for an academy can be found at the bottom of this page.

Reducing Energy Bills - Salix Funding opportunity

If you are interested in reducing energy bills this may be a funding avenue you wish to consider click on the link below for more information.

Funding for Academies and MATs
http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/loans/SEEF

The window of opportunity for academies has now closed for funds in 2017 but should open again in November so, keep an eye on the Salix pages nearer the time. I would recommend reviewing this now for your school so you are ready to submit an expression of interest at the appropriate time.  

Links

Academy funding
Parish Buying Scheme
Governors Handbook
Health and Safety in the Construction Industry
Planning Portal
Buildings Regulations Portal
Display Energy Certificates
Asbestos Management
Fire Safety
Work at Height