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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!
CHANGES to the funding formula for England’s schools have been welcomed by the area’s politicians.
On December 14, Education Secretary Justine Greening unveiled the government’s new national funding formula for schools. Under the proposals, many urban centres, including London, will see a fall in their funding, with money being moved to schools in rural counties and the suburbs.
The new formula is designed to stop inequalities that see schools in different parts of the country, with similar intakes, receive different levels of per-pupil budget. There will be extra funding for ‘sparsity’, such as rural areas and small schools, places with a high level of mobility in its school population and funding where there are sharp increases in pupil numbers.
Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, said: "I welcome the reforms to the national funding formula for schools, which with last year’s £16-million rise, will tackle the historic postcode lottery in school funding — which affected Devon so badly — and ensure all local school children will get the best start.
"I have vigorously campaigned for parity in school funding for our rural communities, which have historically been overlooked by a Labour government and have been underfunded for years.[ Read more... ]
THE MP for South Dorset has welcomed plans for a fairer funding formula for schools.
Last week, the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, announced the new formula.
The government hopes it will see more than 10,000 schools receive extra money.
Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, has welcomed the proposals, saying that it will mean an increase for Dorset, as one of the poorest funded authorities in the country.
He said: "I have long supported fairer funding for schools.[ Read more... ]
Council chiefs have criticised the Government's proposed new funding formula for schools, arguing it will lead to 'significant reductions' at a time when state schools face huge debts.
The education secretary Justine Greening yesterday announced the publication of the new funding formula which, she claimed, would eliminate the ‘postcode lottery in school funding’.
She said the current system for distributing funds was ‘unfair, opaque and outdated’, and left students with similar needs receiving different levels of funding due to their locations.
Under the proposed new formula, which will be introduced from 2018 to 2019, more than 10,000 schools will gain funding.
Ms Greening also assured critics that significant protections had been built into the formula so that no school will face a reduction of more than 1.5% per pupil per year or 3% per pupil overall.[ Read more... ]