Category: News

Our 100% record is maintained!

Posted on 08/13/15 by website admin

With the latest publications of Ofsted reports we are please to announce the Place Group has retained its ‘perfect’ record. We are delighted to say that with the recent awards of ‘Outstanding’ to Thomson House School and Gildredge House, every free school we have worked on has either received Good or Outstanding at the first […]

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e-Consultancy for Chichester Free School

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin

Chichester Free School is the latest Free School to take advantage of Place’s e-consultancy offer. As an educationally expert group, the Proposers selected Place to provide ‘light touch’ support and access to a range of resources that are bespoke to each Proposer Group. Commenting on the selection, Education Director for Place Group Bernard Abrams said, […]

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Building on our Jewish Faith education experience

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin

Place Group is delighted to have been appointed to project manage pre-opening for Leeds Jewish Free School. This fascinating project builds on Place’s experience in Jewish faith education and is particularly interesting in that the Proposers are looking to outsource elements of the school’s provision to an education provider.

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Let the transformation begin!

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin

Place Group, in partnership with Bellevue Education Group, will be opening Rutherford House School in Balham in September 2013. Developed under the Free School policy movement, money has been secured from central Government to transform what was the Balham Youth Justice Court into what will be a stunning two form entry primary school. Initial planning […]

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Cruising to success

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin No Comments

We are delighted to have won a commission to provide curriculum support for the new Southampton Studio School, which is due to open in September 2013. The sponsor for the new school is City College Southampton, and it will have a specialism of Marine and Cruise industries which reflects local industry and employer needs. Place […]

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Headmistress Designate appointed for Gildredge House

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin

Gildredge House, Place Group’s co-proposed Free School in Eastbourne, has appointed Mrs Lea Gilbert as Headmistress Designate. Mrs Gilbert is currently Deputy Headmistress of The Peterborough School, a highly regarded all-through, co-educational independent school, and will be joining Gildredge House in April next year. In the meantime, she will be spending time meeting parents, developing […]

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School Procurement Service Provider of the Year’ for SBC

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin

Place Group is delighted to announce that its procurement arm, The Schools’ Buying Club, has won the prestigious ‘School Procurement Service Provider of the Year’ award at the Education Investor Awards 2012. The Education Investor awards were launched in 2010, as the best way of ‘promoting excellence and recognising innovation’ in this increasingly important sector. […]

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Supporting Michaela Community School

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin

Continuing an association that started prior to the school’s initial submission to DfE, Place Group has been appointed as Project Management Company to Michaela Community School. The project will be led by Tom Legge, New Schools Director for Place Group. Commenting on the appointment, Tom said, “MCS is one of the most high profile projects […]

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Two new Statutory Consultations

Posted on 02/17/14 by website admin No Comments

Place Group is extremely pleased to have secured commissions from Sir Isaac Newton Free School in Norfolk and the Bristol Primary School to manage their Statutory Consultations under Section 10 of the Academies Act. Commenting on the appointments, New Schools Director for Place Group Tom Legge said, “We welcome the opportunity to work with Free […]

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