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We live and breathe education. Barker are proud to be one of the UK’s leading education property consultants. We work closely with our clients to provide a complete range of services, from condition surveys and funding support to project management and the redevelopment of entire sites.

We are proud to be partners with some of the sector’s most influential organisations, such CST/ASCL/TTN. Our team is dedicated to designing and creating inspiring, sustainable spaces where people learn, work and play.

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CIF bids
Condition surveys
Feasibility Studies

CIF bids

At Barker, we have an outstanding track record of successful CIF applications, with millions of pounds in funding secured for our clients. Our bid-writing expertise is unrivalled. We will advise which project to bid for and help you create the best submission. Much of our bid writing is done free of charge, giving a very low risk solution to academies who want to apply.

Condition surveys

Our team will undertake condition surveys to help you identify the work needed to maintain your estate, how much it might cost and the appropriate funding avenue. The condition survey will also help to identify any building condition issues, compliance deficiencies and maintenance requirements.

Feasibility Studies

We will develop your needs into a brief, apply creative solutions and subject them to a rigorous design process. A feasibility study tests this against the constraints of time, budget, regulations and practicalities to establish the best way forward.

Statutory Compliance Management
SEND Design
Energy Strategy

Statutory Compliance Management

We can assist with the development and implementation of planned maintenance programmes, and the management of your statutory compliance obligations, allowing you to maintain a low operational overhead.

SEND Design

Barker has a wealth of experience in designing, building and constructing special education needs and disability schools. We work with you to get an in depth understanding of your specific needs and develop innovative and inclusive designs to create the best learning environments for your students.

Energy Strategy

Our team can advise you on funding and implementing a transformational energy management strategy to make a positive impact on your estates’ finances and carbon reduction targets.

What our education clients say about us

“We have been really pleased with both the levels of success in obtaining grant funding, and the planning/implementation of the projects. Barker has run projects for; replacement of oil heating boilers, re-roofing in 2 stages over two sites, major solar panel installation, and new windows and cladding on our Humanities block. These projects total £2M and have involved complicated issues such as the presence of asbestos, decaying and leaking flat roofs, corroding large hot water pipes, and very tight deadlines for completion of the work. Work has been completed on time and on budget in all cases.”

Bungay High School, Lynn Eldrett, School Business Manager

“We are absolutely thrilled with our wonderful new facility. You used our limited funds to excellent advantage and we have ended up with a library that is fully functional, spacious, practical and inspirational. What more could we ask! The fact that you took ownership of the project put so much time and effort into it and made a personal commitment to making all the components come together so successfully, ensured that we felt safe under your leadership.”

Henrietta Barnett School, Mrs SD Cooke Headteacher

“The Aquinas Church of England Education Trust and Rye Academy Trust are pleased to be working with Barker on a much needed £4.1million refurbishment programme of Rye College. Working in partnership with Barker Associates the two Trusts have secured a £2million Condition Improvement Fund Grant from the ESFA together with a further £2.1 million of additional Emergency Funding for urgent condition related works.”

Rye Academy Trust

“We approached Barker to assist us with accessing government funding for the decarbonisation of our estates through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) and delivering the resulting projects. Barker worked with us proactively to write a compelling bid document which resulted in a successful PSDS application and grant funding of c£694k. Barker is highly professional, responsive and knowledgeable.”

L.E.A.D Academy Trust

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  • Client: Dame Alice Owen's School
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The Henrietta Barnett School – Library and ICT Remodelling
The Henrietta Barnett School – Library and ICT Remodelling
  • Client: The Board of Governors - The Henrietta Barnett School
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