Voluntary Aided Schools

Voluntary Aided Schools

At Bradbury Consulting, we’ve been working closely with voluntary aided schools and their associated trusts since the inception of our business.

This collaborative relationship has been built on the level of our service, that sees us become a trusted partner to the schools, governors and trustees. This helps us to work alongside the schools and provide a service that caters to the needs of head teachers and business managers, alleviating the daily pressures they face when it comes to the maintenance and development of the school premises.

Our property services for voluntary aided schools include the following:

Capital Funding Consultancy

Before any project works commence, it’s likely that the school will need to secure funding from the Trust.

Through our experience working with voluntary aided schools we have vast expertise in securing successful funding applications.

We will work closely with your school and prepare a ‘School Development Plan’ which will highlight and prioritise the schools property needs ranging from immediate health and safety compliance and condition works to future refurbishment and expansion proposals.

Our best working relationships with our clients come with collaboration and a full understanding of their individual needs, ensuring we can assist with a capital funding bid that best caters to their ongoing requirements for refurbishment of their premises or the need for new builds.

Architectural Design & Project Management

We have detailed experience providing lead architectural design consultancy and project management for voluntary aided schools. Specifically we work closely with the school to deliver new build and refurbishment projects that range from contract values of £1k to £2.5million.

We take away all the pressure from the school and lead the project from start to finish. Our key areas of expertise in both architectural design and project management enable us to firstly coordinate the design team and secondly deliver the project. We provide our clients in the education sector with innovative solutions that cater to the individual needs and requirements of the school. Importantly, we deliver projects on budget and within scope.

Property Management Service

Through our dedicated property management service, each of our voluntary aided schools will be assigned a dedicated point of contact.

They will work closely with the school to effectively become an extension of their team to ensure head teachers and governors can focus on education rather than property maintenance and compliance.

Our VA schools enjoy three specific services, including:

  • Statutory Compliance Inspections & Service Requirements
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Ongoing Project Management


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.