School Case Study:

Blackburn R.C. Primary School Cluster

School Property Management :: Blackburn R.C. Primary School Cluster

“You are so brilliant I am not used to this quick response, I can’t praise your service enough”​

Kerry Bibby, School Business Manager | Holy Souls Primary, Blackburn

The Client

The Blackburn cluster of Roman Catholic Primary School includes Holy Souls, St Anne’s, St Alban’s, St Antony’s & St Joseph’s.

The Problem

Schools in the cluster were part of a Local Authority scheme for the planned maintenance of school buildings. This scheme was becoming less reliable, and increasingly expensive. It was also an administrative burden with school’s continually chasing invoices and service reports.

Our Solution

Following recommendations from other schools, the cluster appointed Casserly Property Management to handle all statutory compliance & installation servicing in school buildings. The aim was to ensure statutory compliance with all legislation, therefore offering peace of mind for Business Managers, Head Teacher and Governors, while re-tendering service contracts to enables substantial cost reductions.

As a result, the schools are now receiving the service they deserve. Casserly Property Management focus not just on costs, but the overall package. A highly responsive service assures schools that any request or query is answered efficiently. We were also asked by the cluster to incorporate an Energy Management Package into the scheme to mirror the service obtained through the Local Authority. This was also achieved despite an extremely tight timescale.

All the schools maintenance activities are now effectively managed by using premises management software which is specifically designed for schools. The software produces an audit trail of all the activities included within the scheme, when they are completed, when they are next due, the costs and the “all important” service report. The software stores all the important information in one place and avoid schools trailing through files and files of paperwork and reports.

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