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The sharp rise in energy costs is putting a huge strain on school budgets and has the potential to directly impact the education of children and young people.
Barker conducted some research for The Trust Network on the financial impact of rising energy costs.
The energy crisis in schools has been widely reported in the media and sector;
Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts, said that the plan demonstrated how the “scale and collaborative structure” of trusts can solve problems like this when they arise – but acknowledged that the sheer scale of the energy price rises means that no school or group is immune to the threat.
“Rising energy costs will affect all of us – and will have a significant impact on public sector budgets, including schools and trusts,” she added.
Hayley Dunn, Business Leadership Specialist at the Association of School and College Leaders added;
“Business leaders will inevitably be concerned by the continuing uncertainty regarding energy pricing and the alarming forecasts from industry experts warning of inflated prices for a lengthy period to come. The government needs to recognise the potential impact on budgets for schools and colleges caused by the uncertain state of the energy marketplace and provide them with practical help to reduce their energy consumption and bills,”
“Rising energy costs will affect all of us – and will have a significant impact on public sector budgets, including schools and trusts”
Barker are a leading education-specialist property consultant advising schools and trusts on energy strategy and energy saving projects.
What action can we take to mitigate the impact of energy price rises?
There are 3 main areas where schools and trusts can implement change. And this will not only reduce carbon emissions but save money too.
To learn more about the impact of rising energy costs and what your school can do, contact Barker below.