School Case Study:

St Antony’s Catholic College

School Property Management :: St Antony’s Catholic College

“Casserly Property Management are proving very effective”​

Christine Ellis, Business Manager | St Antony’s Catholic College

The Client

St Antony’s Catholic College is an 11-16 co-educational school, situated in the Borough of Trafford. Under the trusteeship of the Salford Diocese, the school was designated a “Business and Enterprise” College in September 2003.

The Problem

It is a statutory requirement that school buildings plant and systems are regularly inspected and serviced. Head Teacher, Business Manager and Governors – already faced with ever increasing workloads – would spend a lot of time dealing with:

  • Unreliable and often unhelpful contractors charging excessive prices
  • The administrative burden involved in obtaining certificates from contractors, record keeping and diarising when each service item was next due
  • The need to ensure contractors compliance with Health & Safety and checking insurance and CRB details
  • The need to ensure conformity to statutory legislation and external audits

Our Solution

In April 2012 Casserly Property Management entered into partnership with the Diocese of Salford managing all statutory compliance and installations servicing within its primary and secondary schools. The aim is to ensure statutory compliance with legislation and peace of mind for Head Teachers, Business Manager and Governors.

As a result, less than 3 months after being instructed all mechanical and electrical servicing at St Antony’s Catholic College was completed. There was also substantial cost savings of approximately 30%, saving the school £5,000 on their annual budget. Works undertaken included:

  • 5 Year Electrical Testing
  • PAT Testing
  • Emergency Light Testing
  • Water Heater Servicing
  • Gas Pipework Testing
  • Legionella Risk Assessment

By using premises management software, an audit trail of the completed activities was built with notes and certificates stored securely online. The system has been designed to be useable by everyone involved in school premises management, and summarised reports demonstrating compliance for external audits or governors’ meetings are now available at the click of a button.

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