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School Condition Allocation (SCA)

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Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) with five or more academies and at least 3000 pupils receive a formulaic School Condition Allocation for their academies.

Barker has industry-leading expertise and a unique approach for helping trusts allocate and manage this funding in the most effective way.

Working with EO Portal we can help you run your organisation more effectively by enhancing the way your estate condition data is collated, analysed and reported.

This approach is helping leading MATs deliver cost savings and efficient delivery of capital projects whilst ensuring that money is spent strategically rather than reactively.

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See our case studies below for some success stories or speak to us today to see how we can transform the way you manage your SCA.

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SCA Case Studies

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Academies Enterprise Trust - SCA

Formed in 2008, the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest multi-sponsor of academies in the UK. Barker has worked with the Trust from the outset providing strategic advice in assisting it with its short and long-term facilities’ management needs, ensuring its sites are suitable and safe learning environments, and that its facilities management function is run efficiently and effectively.

As a Multi-Academy-Trust, the AET is allocated funding from the Government for its facilities management. It is the responsibility of Barker to work with the trust, to identify where and how this money can be spent on building stock based on condition surveys and needs analysis.

Specifically this work involves:

  • • Pre-acquisition due diligence access audits – to identify compliance with the DDA.
  • • Maintenance plans and budget advice – condition data is transposed into a maintenance plan, which identifies solutions to condition or suitability related issues to enable future spending and liabilities to be assessed and prioritised.
  • • Development plans – layouts and design are developed to assist the trust in the transition of the proposed school to academy status.
  • • Design and contract administration – full lead consultant services to implement projects required as a result of the transition.
  • • Professional support – general professional advice in all areas related to the building stock of the trust.

One of the trust’s corporate aims is to “Deliver high quality, value for money support services.” The relationship we have nurtured and maintained with the trust since the outset is testament to the success of the partnership in helping them achieve this corporate aim.

Our collaborative working won us the PFM Partners in Consultancy Award. The Judges noted that ‘Barker has enabled the AET to reduce in numbers to be more efficient and focus on spending where it is required for schools and their pupils. They also batch work on properties to make it more cost effective. We saw an impressive example of the parties working together and delivering significant improvements as and when funding permitted.’