Case Studies

Our case studies have been developed to provide you with examples of how other education establishments have used our contracts to make savings and improve efficiency.

  • Gym maintenance costs reduced by 26%

    Gym maintenance costs have been reduced by a Gainsborough secondary school from £667 to £493 by changing their supplier, saving them 26%. Suitable for schools of all sizes and age groups, the contract offers services including the inspection and maintenance of gymnasium and fitness equipment (i.... Read more >

  • Academy identifies 41% savings on waste collection

    A Lincolnshire academy has identified savings of 41% by switching to the ESPO waste collection contract, saving more than £6 each and every time one of their ten 1100 litre waste bins is collected. With all ten bins being emptied every week the academy has found a quick and simple way to save thou.... Read more >

  • PAT & FIT testing call-off framework saves council £’000′s

    "We believe we have made savings of 54% by using the ESPO framework when compared to our previous arrangement. We identified a need to provide Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Services within our Authority, and chose to use the ESPO Electrical Testing Services (Portable Appliance & Fixed Instal.... Read more >

  • Potential to save over 50% on telephony call charging

    Schools can save money by reviewing their telephone call charging. By using a competitive telephone call charging service via 'Least Cost Routing Solutions' existing telephone users can save £'s, and changing your line rental may save even more. The contract also offers ADSL Broadband, super-fast F.... Read more >

  • Win win position for schools using ‘Catering Services – Education’ contract – Better meals at lower cost

    “Our cluster of schools in Warwickshire wanted to improve the catering service we offer to our pupils. ESPO worked closely with us to identify what we each wanted to achieve and they ran a further competition on our behalf using the Catering Services contract. Our school is not only receiving bett.... Read more >

  • Telephone Systems – Tailored Solutions To Meet Your Requirements

    Due to move into brand new premises, Roecroft Lower School approached ESPO to source and supply the Furniture & Equipment (F&E) for its new building. High on the list of priorities was a modern, flexible telephone system that could be tailored to meet the requirements of the school. By ac.... Read more >

  • Switching their Washroom Services contract saves school £4,367

    Education establishments can spend many thousands of pounds on washroom services every year – ESPO, acting on behalf of the Pro5 group, have a national framework in place offering a complete washroom service solution, including a collection & disposal service for sanitary, nappy & incontin.... Read more >

  • Golbourne Primary Schools refurbishment

    The 15 rooms were furnished in vibrant primary colours which were 'mixed and matched' throughout the school to great effect. The new staffroom was designed as a modern multi-purpose area where staff can relax or work in comfort. Folding rectangular seating units with multi-coloured stools .... Read more >

  • Temporary classrooms create 390 extra school places

    Surrey County Council identified a shortfall in primary school places as a result of an increased demand for places for reception age children. Schools throughout the county urgently needed to create 390 new places and time was a critical factor to ensure the places were available for the start of t.... Read more >