As with most new ideas there are pro’s and cons and an Academy style education system certainly falls into this category. Whether you are a supporter of all schools becoming academies or are vehemently opposed to it one thing is a certainty, academies that buy well get some of the best prices and rates around.
We have worked closely with schools right across the country over many years helping them to reduce their outgoings and increase productivity.
Whilst your suppliers will be offering you the best prices and rates they can, academy schools are often getting significantly lower rates simply because of their buying power. It stands to reason that the larger the organisation, whether it be school or business, the better rates they get. Going to a supplier as an academy managing 10 or 15 schools means you will be able to benefit from the rates that large companies benefit from