Services to Support School Excellence

Since 2003, Place Group has supported schools, academies, multi-academy trusts
and local authorities to deliver educational excellence.

We are a business focused 100% on education, with a passion and commitment for
helping clients develop their visions, strategies, infrastructures and environments
to create the best outcomes for young people and ultimately their communities.

To find out more about our services, please call +44 (0) 845 548 5677
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What our clients say

“…Place Group supported us through our deliberations – providing invaluable, up-to-the minute insights from their support to other convertor schools and academies…we were delighted to appoint Place Group as our advisors, confident they will guide us carefully through the process as part of our team.” Arthur Terry School, Birmingham

“…Place has provided valuable support and helped us manage the very challenging timescales associated with the conversion process…We would recommend them without hesitation to schools considering conversion to Academy status.” John Townsley, Principal Headteacher – Morley Academy

“Assignments with Place are always well managed. My consultant is honest and clear on the scope of the role, and I know that I can always pick up the phone for advice.”  Interim School Business Manager

“We contacted Place as we had not seen the quality of field we wanted for a permanent appointment. The Interim Finance Director was fully up to speed on the requirements of opening new school and provided the capacity we needed, with an excellent handover to the permanent member of staff.” Principal – Sponsored Academy

“Place Group has challenged and supported us, ignited new ideas, driven strategy across the city whilst having an incredible energy and passion for our schools and young people.” Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

“I never imagined the myriad tasks that needed to be completed when entering the process. It is a real source of comfort to have a knowledgeable and responsive consultancy who have really bought into our vision for the school.” Peter Kessler, Chair of Trustees – Eden Primary

“Both the project lead and the sponsor were very pleased with Place’s performance, with the sponsors having complete faith in the team, which is justified. Place achieved savings from the original budget, which we were able to use to offset the costs of the additional support needed.” DfE Termly Review

“There were a range of challenges and tasks throughout that we couldn’t have foreseen, and experience that the Place team delivered. Place just didn’t deliver the project, they worked with us and applied an educational sensitivity to everything that they did, ensuring that the students and their future lives were always the focus. Joan Young, Principal of Netherhall Learning Campus