With the number of primary schools with academy status continuing to grow in the North West and throughout the UK, this has dramatically changed the way thousands of schools operate on a daily basis.

At Bradbury Consulting, we have a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by head teachers when it comes to the greater ownership they now have over the future of their schools. The ongoing maintenance and development of school property is a key responsibility, meaning that head teachers and business managers require a specialist service.

Academies now have the responsibility for their land and buildings and to ensure their property is developed adequately to meet the demands of learning and teaching within an academy environment.

Once a school becomes an Academy often there is significant work to be done to ensure the premises can be upgraded to meet the required standards. We have a wealth of experience in securing capital grants and accessing other funding streams to ensure we can help our clients to address these needs.

Through our tailored and proactive property services for the education sector, we ensure that each of our academy School clients has the essential peace of mind that all their property needs will be looked after.

Condition Improvement Fund

Condition Improvement Fund, is a Government funding scheme for Primary, Secondary and 6th form Academies. CIF funding is designed to help upgrade and maintain the condition of the buildings and the associated mechanical and electric systems to ensure they are compliant are in good condition to ultimately enhance the learning environment. If your Academy or Sixth Form is rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, the CIF Fund supports expansion to those who can demonstrate a need to expand.

Bradbury Consulting has extensive expertise in the CIF application process and has for several years had great success in both the application of bids and the delivery of project works.

We will support the Academy throughout the CIF application process:

  • Prepare the bid on behalf of the Academy
  • Submit the bid
  • Manage the project from inception of client brief to completion of works


We can provide you with a free consultation meeting to discuss the capital application process and your schools qualifying position allowing you, with the governing body, to make an informed decision and ultimately progress the application.

To find out more call us on 01625 522 209 or make an enquiry today.