Management of education property for maximum effectiveness

Property costs are a major component of any school budget, so you need to be sure the decisions you make are cost-effective and achieve the goals you have in mind. Accurate and relevant valuations inform the school’s works planning as well as statutory accounts and returns and help build mid-term maintenance scheduling and acquisition. Helping you meet the educational and residential needs of the young people in your care for years to come.

Why choose us?

A reliable trusted partner

We have valued over £120 million educational assets in the last 12 months and acted for some of the top 100 independent schools in the UK. Our specialist team has a strong track record of advising both the state and private sectors.

An agile structure means we deliver a seamless process to an agreed time frame. Our reports deliver comprehensive advice on development projects, expansion programmes, repairs and maintenance and surveys.

As an external partner, we help you repurpose existing land and buildings to meet changing requirements. Our advice can inform your long-term development plans and provide necessary evidence to access grants and loan capital to make it happen.

We take pride in our professionalism and discretion, so that you can seek guidance in advance of proposed changes and manage how these are communicated.


  • “We required a business appraisal and valuation advice on their educational estate. Aitchison Raffety provided concise and clear advice in a professional manner, which included post valuation reviews. We would not hesitate to recommend them to educational providers.”

  • “We have been using Aitchison Raffety for the past year to provide education property valuations, their knowledge in the education sector is second to none. Their methodical approach and understanding of the need for a quick turnaround has meant we have the correct information at the right time to move forward with our projects, enabling us to enhance our commercial decisions. I would happily recommend their services.”

Trusted advice

Creative strategies for educational property

Changing educational needs puts new demands on old infrastructure in schools. We bring a fresh perspective on how to use existing facilities. This can avoid costly (and often unnecessary) new developments and releases budget for other priorities.

Ready to talk?

Whether you know exactly what support you need, or want help to navigate the process, we would like to hear from you. It starts with a conversation. Give us a call or share some details on the form, and our team will be glad to help you.

  • Business Rates - We negotiate on your behalf to keep business rates low.
  • Building Consultancy - We assess the condition of your property, so you can plan improvements or repairs.
  • Lease Advisory - We help you get a better deal on rent (whether you’re the landlord or the tenant).
  • Planning - We help you build a strategy and get planning permission.
  • Valuation - We tell you what a property is worth and why, to inform your decision-making or as evidence.

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