St Martin’s Academy

An education for a global community

St Martins was established by the North West Academies Trust in response to a need for extra primary school places in the city of Chester.

Using the freedom to innovate, the school delivers a creative, international curriculum alongside the national curriculum. This develops pupils’ perspective on the world around them by focusing on local and global issues.

Gleeds was appointed by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to provide technical advisor, cost management and contract administration services for the conversion of a Victorian villa into additional learning space for the primary school. Due to the residential location of the school, temporary space was hard to secure and by rephrasing the refurbishment works, the need for temporary modular accommodation was removed, saving the EFA £250k.

From initial planning, all the way through to finally opening our doors to children, we had every confidence that your team would deliver a very successful school building. Steve Docking, Chief Executive, The North West Academies Trust