With recent budget cuts to the education sector many schools in South Wales and the UK are feeling the squeeze – with funding for teachers, extracurricular activities being cut. So, schools have had to come up with ingenious ways for generating extra funding for themselves.
Many schools offer after school clubs for families who can’t get childcare for after school or offer their school as a venue space for local organisations and groups.
One school in particular who has felt the recent squeeze is Old Castle Primary School. Old Castle Primary school has the capacity to hold large parties, classes and even meetings within their classrooms. One organisation that regularly uses their main hall is a local choir group based in Bridgend.
At the time Old Castle Primary schools’ caretaker would lock the school every Thursday after choir practise had finished – ensuring that no one else would be able to access the school. However, the caretaker was no longer able to lock up the school – meaning that Old Castle Primary could have potentially lost their way of generating extra income.
A&R were already providing cleaning services during out of hours and when it was announced that the caretaker could no longer secure the school after the local choir’s choir practise – that is when A&R Security Services stepped in. A&R Security services were able to employ a secure key holder to ensure that every Thursday after choir practise, the schools security system was armed and that all doors and windows were secured before leaving the building.
Having secure key holding allows Old Castle Primary School to continue offering their school as a venue for local organisations and groups in and around the area of Bridgend. Alongside securing the school after hours, any alarm alerts are quickly responded too and logged by our secure key holder – giving them peace of mind that their school is in safe hands.
To find out more about our secure key holding services visit our website or call 01656 713950