About Education Client Services

About Education Client Services

Full details can be found on  City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Further Information about the Services we offer can be found in theDirectory of Children's Services



The Education Client Services (ECS)

Provides a full range of expert project advice, management and delivery support for educational projects: 

  • Delivering more than 30 school expansion projects which will create permanent new places to accommodate the rising pupil population.  This uses DFE Basic Need funding.  A further 24 schemes are being considered for future development. Spend on the expansion programme is over £20m per year
  • Manages the Capital Improvement Programme (CIP) from the DFE’s capital maintenance grant.  This addresses major repairs to roofs, windows, boilers, structural and electrical.  The Authority’s Facility Management team to deliver around 30 projects each year valued at around £5m.
  • Bids for funding e.g. the Priority Schools Building Programme (£50-60m), Targeted Basic Need (£16.5m)
  • Manages and supports special projects e.g. the Outdoor Centre redevelopment scheme, the 2 Year Old Offer and Universal Infant Free School Meal capital projects with a combined value of £5.7m
  • Contract Manages Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects delivered under the Busing Schools for the Future programme over 25 years and valued in excess of £1.5 billion.


Current Training Workshops

How to Manage School Capital Projects:

  • Clarify legal obligations assigned to school Governors, Heads and Business Mangers

  • Focus on managing construction and maintenance work on school sites safely

  • Help schools to avoid taking unnecessary risks and avoid making costly mistakes

  • How to fund, manage and control school building projects

  • Help schools to understand the need for proper project planning

  • Sign posting to the right experts and professionals to support project development

  • The workshop will be interactive with time for discussion, questions and answers



Venue Date Time Who should attend
Margaret McMillan Towers, Manchester Road, Bradford,BD5 0QL Tuesday 23rd May 2017 6.30 - 8.30pm Governors
Eastwood Community School, Victoria Ave, Keighley BD21 3JL

Thursday 2nd  November  2017 

4.30-6.30pm Governors
Margaret McMillan Towers, Manchester Road, Bradford,BD5 0QL Tuesday 13th March  2018 6.30 - 8.30pm Governors


To book a place, please email your details to christina.low@bradford.gov.uk or Evelyn.Haigh@bradford.gov.uk


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