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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!
Here are some recent news stories around the web regarding school funding:-
They are some of society's most vulnerable children - those taken into care.
And yet some schools are failing in their responsibility to give them places when asked.
These disadvantaged children are meant to be placed before all others when it comes to school admissions.
But politicians and officials from Oxfordshire are highlighting how more than 30 so called "looked-after children" in the area have been left without schooling - some for months at a time.
A group of cross-party MPs have written to the schools minister calling for a change in the law to ensure these vulnerable youngsters can be found places more swiftly and easily.
And according to children's services chiefs across England, the problem is not isolated to Oxfordshire.[ Read more... ]
Furious parents demand answers after transfer of funds by Wakefield City Academies Trust leaves pupils forced to recycle old exercise books
“I want my children to have the education I didn’t get,” says Josie Farrar, 46, who has two children at Freeston Academy in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
Her children had been back at school for two days at the start of term in September when parents had a letter saying the academy trust that managed Freeston and 20 other schools across Yorkshire was disbanding. “That was a real worry for me. One of my sons is in year 11 and the other in year nine. Year 11 is an important year, as it’s his GCSE year.”
Wakefield City Academies Trust now stands accused of “asset stripping” after it transferred millions of pounds of the schools’ savings to its own accounts before collapsing. On 8 September it released a statement announcing it would divest itself of its 21 schools as it could not undertake the “rapid improvement our academies need”. It said that new sponsors would be found to take them over.[ Read more... ]
In an unprecedented step, the National Association of Head Teachers has written to every member of the House of Commons highlighting that schools budgets have lost a total of £2.8bn since 2015 and 70% of the union’s 29,000 members expect their budgets to be untenable by 2019.
In the letter to MPs, general secretary Paul Whiteman wrote: “I’d be very surprised indeed if you hadn’t heard from a head teacher or a parent expressing concerns about school funding over the last few months.”
According to the NAHT, pressure on school budgets has been exacerbated by: changes to National Insurance and Pensions, which have increased employers’ contributions by more than 5.5% since April 2015; £600m in cuts to the Education Services Grant, which covered services such as HR and facilities management; unfunded teacher pay awards; and the apprenticeship levy, which has added an extra 0.5% to the payroll costs of most maintained schools and academies.
The NAHT is planning a lobby of Parliament on 24 October, which will see parents and school leaders come together to highlight concerns about school budgets.[ Read more... ]