Our Sectors: Education

Synergy has vast experience in the education sector and over many years has delivered numerous successful education projects across a range of project types, values and complexities. This depth of knowledge adds significant value to our projects.   We understand how hard educational buildings need to work, in terms of both the learning environment and on a financial level. We take great pride in our projects and never lose focus on the brief, making certain that time, cost and quality are balanced accordingly. We are committed to a hands-on approach and offer a partner led service on all projects. Many of our partners and senior staff are school governors and therefore have a detailed understanding of the pressures that schools face. We believe this working knowledge and experience enables us to see projects from a school perspective, allowing us first to understand and interpret the brief well and in turn deliver a project that truly meets the needs of the school and its pupils.

Academies

Synergy has significant experience in working with Academies and Multi-Academy Trusts.

Our multi-disciplinary practice means we offer our school clients a cohesive approach for all their building projects, This includes cost, building surveying and project management advice in relation to new build, alteration, repair and maintenance building projects.

We listen carefully to our school clients and are focused on delivering practical and innovative solutions that offer the best value for money.

We are highly experienced in strategic estate planning and support trusts to understand their priorities for development, maintenance and repair, maximising school resources, minimising disruption and ensuring the longevity of estates for many years to come.

We also offer planned preventive maintenance (PPM) surveys which inform Senior Management Teams and Governors on the required maintenance and repair of their building stock and allow for the development of a risk based, prioritised forward looking plan.

Multi-academy trusts (MATs) with at least 5 academies and more than 3,000 pupils receive a School Condition Allocation (SCA) to deploy across their estate. Our team work with trusts to assess the condition of their estates as well as their future needs to help set strategic priorities for this critical funding allocation.

We also work with Academies who qualify for the Condition Improvement Fund and have significant expertise in the preparation of CIF bid applications for our Academies and we understand the importance of formulating robust and bespoke applications to ensure the best chance of securing funds for capital projects.

CIF Bid Preparation

Synergy are also an Approved Partner of the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL).