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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!
IFS says funding will fall by nearly 3% by 2021, with the Education Policy Institute thinktank drawing similar conclusions
Schools in England will face real-terms funding cuts for years to come if the Conservatives win the general election, according to analyses by two thinktanks. The figures show year-on-year falls over the coming parliamentary term despite a Conservative manifesto promise to redirect £1bn in additional funding to state schools by slashing free school meals for infants.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that school funding would fall by nearly 3% by 2021 even with the additional £1bn a year, after adjusting for inflation and a rise in students enrolled.
"Taking account of forecast growth in pupil [numbers], this equates to a real-terms cut in spending per pupil of 2.8% between 2017–18 and 2021–22. Adding this to past cuts makes for a total real-terms cut to per-pupil spending of around 7% over the six years between 2015–16 and 2021–22," the IFS said.
Its calculations cast doubt on the pledge in the Tory manifesto, launched by Theresa May last week, which stated: "We will increase the overall schools budget by £4bn by 2022, representing more than a real-terms increase for every year of the parliament."[ Read more... ]
EPI researcher Jon Andrews provides expert commentary on main parties’ general election promises for education
This week, the Education Policy Institute publishes a detailed assessment of what the three largest parties say about education in England.
School funding, and the budget pressures being faced by schools, was an issue already being felt in schools and Westminster alike. So it is not surprising to see significant commitments from all the major parties.
All are committed to reforming the funding system so that similar pupils receive the same funding wherever they are in the country. They also promise that no school should lose out in cash terms from this change – which ought to help secure political support.[ Read more... ]
Thousands of headteachers have written to parents ahead of the general election warning of the "dreadful" funding crisis facing schools across the country.The letters urge parents to question their local candidates over the Government's cuts before choosing which way they vote. "Headteacher colleagues and I feel that ahead of the forthcoming general election it is crucial that parents, carers and all other interested parties raise the issue of school funding 'on the doorstep' with all prospective candidates," the letter states. "It would be naïve to think that school funding is the only issue affecting everyone’s lives but school finances are in such a dreadful state that we believe that it is vital to urge you to raise it as a key issue prior to 8 June." [ Read more... ]