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After staff wages, the second largest item in your school’s budget is probably the premises. School Property Matters is a suite of products and services developed to help your school manage the aspects of your operations that relate to your premises.

The School Property Matters team has traditionally worked with Local Authority school property portfolios and can trace its roots back sixteen years. School Property Matters is now taking its knowledge, techniques and experience, and is applying them to the requirements of school management teams.

A Selection of our School Customers

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Planning the maintenance and development of the premises, prioritising works, preparing capital bids, reviewing grounds and cleaning contracts, have all been substantially supported by the use of up to date accurate site plans, condition survey and usage data provided by School Property Matters. The work has been directed by the academy to meet our specific needs, professionally carried out with ongoing support for interpretation and use of the data all representing good value for money.

Nigel King – Hailsham Community College

I found the company to be a very professional team. They have a deep knowledge of how schools work and listen to their needs and requirements. They take their measurements in an unobtrusive manner and the feedback is always very helpful. We managed to rationalise our teaching spaces and create a good action plan for future development.

Dame Helen Hyde DBE – Watford Grammar School for Girls

As a newly converted Academy, we have found the information provided, along with the support, explanations and guidance given, to be exactly what we need to allow us to manage our buildings and plan for the future

Tony Hankin – Hitchin Girls School

We found our data to be immediately useful. We were able to draw up a very accurate specification to obtain tenders for grounds maintenance, resulting in a much more favourable contract. We also used the data to support our successful ACMF application for remodelling a section of the roof.

Kathryn Wilkinson – Eagley Junior School

I am happy to recommend School Property Matters to you. They carried out a full site survey and report for us which has helped us to assemble two bids to Academy Capital Maintenance Fund. The work done has assisted our strategic approach to capital repair and has assisted budget management.

Tony Ryan – Chiswick School

Academy conversion made us aware of the need for up-to-date, comprehensive plans of our school buildings. SPM provided us the tools and support to create an accurate CAD database enabling us to share property information with contractors, consultants and government agencies. We can now respond quickly to bids for funding, schedule periodic and corrective maintenance and develop strategic plans for future development. Accurate and accessible information about buildings is just as important as student and finance data in day-to-day management of the school.

Gary Kelly – Chipping Norton School

I have been very impressed with the service that we have received from School Property Matters. They are very professional and passionate about the data that they produce. They are also correct in saying that there are numerous uses for the data. I initially approached them because we needed to complete a condition survey on our property. I have, however, only had the floor plans a few weeks and have already used them in a capital projects bid submission, a net capacity assessment review, school site plans for new parents, a cleaning tender and providing data for an LED lights survey!

Kevin Thorold – Watford Grammar School for Boys

I worked with Phil Whewell and Jonathan Porter to carry out a Net Capacity Assessment that was required as supporting information for a large capital bid for a mutual client. I found the SPM team to be professional, amiable and very accommodating in providing us with precisely the information we required and in the format that we required to suit our client. In face to face meetings, we managed to cover as much desk time work as we might expect from several days in the office and this was due largely to their flexible and approachable attitude. I would definitely recommend using SPM to other clients of ours and fellow professional advisors who might need this kind of service in the future.

Harry Smith – Project Manager & Quantity Surveyor at Armsons, Derby

School Property Matters is a professional company, from their employees on site gathering information through to the finalised data and printed school plans. It has made my role easier and other contractors on site have welcome up to date accurate information to hand.

Amanda Baker – Trewirgie Infant School

I was greatly impressed by the speed and efficiency of their service. I now have a full profile of my school so I can, at last, trust the data. I would not hesitate to recommend SPM to any of my colleagues.

Nicola Dann - Trewirgie Junior School

We have worked with SPM on a number of occasions as they have helped us with our bids for EFA capital funding as well as Net Capacity information. They have always been very knowledgeable, helpful and efficient and will work with us to find solutions to our issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.

Gill Keating - Dame Alice Owen's School

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