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With imagination and an eye for detail in school construction, ABACUS CONSTRUCTION will deliver on quality and price. We are independently exor accredited in school construction and hold the exor gold award for our high standards of quality and service.
School repairs, school classroom refurbishments, new school classrooms, general school / college construction, school roof repairs, school grounds landscaping, school and nursery play areas, thermoplastic playground markings, sand pits, school fencing, security fencing, school bicycle sheds, covered walkways, new parking areas for school teachers and visitors, resurfacing of school playgrounds, and many more.
Abacus Construction offer a wide range of school building and school construction services for nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
Based in Wellington, Somerset, and established in 1986, we have successfully completed several school construction, and school classroom refurbishment projects and can offer quality and reliability at a competitive price.
So if you are looking for any building work for your school or college, from minor school repairs, new fencing, and new play areas to full school building and construction, you've found the right company!
Four in 10 parents are being asked to contribute regularly to school funds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a survey suggests.
Schools have often asked parents for contributions to a school fund at the start of the year, the Parent Teacher Association UK said.
Its survey of 1,507 parents found a third regularly gave to school funds in the last year.
The Department for Education said no parent was obliged to contribute.
It added that schools were forbidden from charging for education or materials provided during school hours.[ Read more... ]
Parents are increasingly concerned about the rising cost of sending their child to state schools, with some now even footing the bill for essentials including toilet paper.
According to the Parent Teacher Association, UK poll more than half (55 per cent) of the 1500 parents questioned said they are concerned about the cost of sending children to school compared with 47 per cent last year.
While parents expressed worry about increasing prices of uniforms, dinners and trips it was also found that they were being tapped up to help with the costs of redecorating classrooms and pay for supplies including stationery and books.
Around a third of parents (34 per cent) said they had donated to their child’s school fund this year compared with 29 per cent last year.
A total of 26 per cent said they give between £10 and £30 a month and 13 per cent said schools had introduced a scheme of parents paying a regular contribution to the school. The same proportion said they had been asked to help with maintenance including redecorating classrooms and cutting grass.[ Read more... ]
SCHOOLS across Somerset could be set to receive more money under a “fairer” funding scheme.
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, announced in parliament last week that the “historic” reform will see a major overhaul of school funding across the country.
The new National Funding Formula” (NFF) will see money distributed according to the individual needs of each school.
Ms Greening said the new formula will provide transparency, as well as delivering on the Conservative promise to make school funding “fairer”.[ Read more... ]