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Expert advice on Basic Need Funding

Basic need funding is the money given to local authorities each year to help them fulfil their duty to make sure there are enough school places for children in their local area.

The allocations announced in 2018 will allow local authorities to create the new school places they need by September 2021.

Barker can help you develop your proposals, oversee local-authority projects or provide a full project management service for your school expansion.

We have regularly delivered cost savings of over 25% when acting on basic need funded projects, savings that can be deployed to provide enhanced facilities to your school.

If you are in receipt of Basic Need Funding or have a potential project to discuss, contact Barker today to see how we can help.

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Basic Need Funding Case Studies

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Roding Valley High School - Expansion Project

  • Value: £2.7m
  • Location: Loughton, Essex
  • Sector: Education
  • Service: Architecture & Design, Project Management, Education Surveys

A new building, together with internal remodelling works support a one form entry expansion and increased sixth form numbers. Wrapping around the corner of an existing teaching block the new building form generates a courtyard and the opportunity to create vibrant outdoor social spaces in a previously under used corner of the site.

Carefully nestled within extensive mature landscaping the design is clearly contemporary and embraces the principles of sustainable design employing a green roof, mixed mode ventilation strategy, high thermal mass and precisely engineered daylighting provision.

New accommodation includes five classrooms and a central learning hub incorporating a new library, sixth form centre and gender neutral toilets and wash area.