Supporting Your School to Manage Its Buildings and Site
We are non-profit making and our officers have detailed knowledge of schools, enabling them to provide relevant, timely and trusted advice.
We remain the single largest education landlord in Birmingham, responsible directly for the maintenance of all Local Authority maintained Schools (including Community, Voluntary Controlled and Foundation Schools) and responsible for management of the funding to maintain Voluntary Aided Schools.
The Birmingham schools estate is very mixed in terms of the condition and suitability of school buildings. Our schools range from state of the art new-build environments to school buildings that create significant challenges for those maintaining them.
As more school buildings are leased to Academy Trusts when schools convert to Academy status, the responsibility and funding for maintenance of those buildings moves away from the Local Authority.
Many Birmingham schools successfully operate community use from their school sites, ranging from renting spaces to local groups to full scale sport and leisure operations out of school hours. The role of schools in opening facilities for community use is particularly important during a time when District resources are diminishing. The City remains committed to assisting all schools to develop community use, aligned to the Public Health agenda, Strategic Sport plans and District priorities.