“Place Group provide a procurement resource hub to support critical contracts for Midland Metro; high quality and committed consultants that quickly have become part of our in-house team. Place Group provides efficient and knowledgeable resource and always delivers excellent results. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.” Wajid Hussain, Finance Manager
Christ Church Secondary Academy
Place Group has developed an ongoing relationship with Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT). We supported the pre-opening phase of Christ Church Secondary Academy after helping to produce the successful free schools application. The establishment is now ready to welcome students in September 2021. We also advised and supported BDMAT with the academisation processes.
“Place Group is delighted to have supported Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust to help deliver a brand new secondary school for the Yardley Wood community in Birmingham. Christ Church Secondary Academy will open its doors for the first time this September to welcome its founding Year 7 students.” Vackas Mohammed, Client Manager
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Edgar Wood Academy
Place Group was appointed in January 2020 by the Altus Education Partnership to provide pre-opening support for the Edgar Wood Academy which was proposed to open in September 2022. However, due an urgent need for school places, the school opening date was moved forward to September 2021 following discussions with the DfE and LA. Place Group was able to mobilise quickly and accelerate all work streams in order to help deliver a school earlier than originally proposed. This included principal designate benchmarking, governance, finance, education policy development, section 10 consultation and capital works. We also helped develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy which helped ensure the school was oversubscribed for the first year of operation.
Brian Clarke Church of England Academy
Place Group is currently supporting Brian Clarke Church of England Academy , which was approved by Department for Education in 2019, with its pre-opening responsibilities. The secondary school will be operated by Cranmer Education Trust and will open in Oldham in September 2022. Place Group are helping to ensure that the establishment can recognise its potential and be truly multi-faith, multi-ethnic and multi-talented. We are supporting with pre-opening governance, finance, section 10 consultation and the necessary capital works.