Building Schools for Nothing

Building Schools for Nothing (BSfN) provide consultancy services to schools and multi academy trusts (MATs) to develop strategies for accessing unique funding alternatives to BSF schemes to assist with building new school and educational projects.

BSfN are able to identify and unlock assets that schools own to release funds for much needed new facilities, enabling schools to enjoy the benefits of new buildings at no net cost.

Many schools continue to lack the funds to provide the facilities they desperately need, however cash is often tied up in land that is not fully utilised, or inconveniently located and so BSfN works with the school to utilise these valuable land assets in order to unlock funding opportunities to finance building projects to develop the required facilities.

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St John’s School, Marlborough

We were delighted to have been the lead consultant for a £25m project to replace St John’s School in Marlborough, Wiltshire.  Being almost entirely self-funded, this large-scale education project is unique. The 12,500m2 school buildings for 1,500 students included over 6,000m2 of sedum roof and was constructed within a live education environment.





Three Rivers Academy, Surrey

BSfN worked with Three Rivers Academy (previously Rydens Enterprise School) in Hersham, to plan and deliver a complex strategy to provide a new school without direct funding from local or central government.

This new 15,000m2 state of the art school building provides high-quality, spacious accommodation and has been entered for several building awards and is the only UK school to have made the shortlist for the final of the World Architecture Festival Awards in the completed schools category.