Penrose School Bridgwater, somerset
Futures for Somerset were appointed by Somerset County Council to develop a town-wide solution to SEN school services. The project focused on the redevelopment of Penrose School across three separate sites to provide Primary, Secondary and Post-16 provision.
The project resulted in the redevelopment of the existing Penrose School site to provide a new purpose built SEN Primary School catering for the challenging needs of students with PMLD. Existing Buildings on the Chilton Trinity Campus were redeveloped to provide a dedicated sixth form centre (The Jean Rees Centre). Secondary students were integrated into Elmwood School (a new SEN school Programme Managed by Futures for Somerset).
Futures for Somerset provided a range of services into this project. Being involved from the very beginning of the project enabled a strong understanding of the school and student needs, enabling a bespoke solution to be shaped. Our services into this project included Project Management, acting as Employers Agent, Procurement Agents, Education Change Management, IT Technical Advice and Procurement, FM Services Procurement.
The total project value was £3.6 million including the delivery of an IT solution for the school. Overall the project involved overcoming a complex series of design and logistics challenges to keep Penrose School operational throughout completion of the various phases of work.