Building Trust with our Private and State funded education estate clients

We understand that external factors can mean educational establishments’ needs and requirements must change and that they want to carefully research their options in a confidential manner. Our clients appreciate our discretion, and they trust us to provide them with the best building surveying services for their education premises.


School building surveys

Our team of building surveyors for the education sector are agile, trustworthy and experienced. They take pride in the work they complete and the building surveyor reports they produce.

Whatever stage your educational building evolution is, our education property consultants can assist you by providing valued and tailored advice. Should your organisation’s needs be to grow or condense, we can provide advice on areas for opportunity that you likely hadn’t considered before.

Our team provides information and assistance with acquisition surveys, Quinquennial and planned maintenance and condition reports, and repairs and maintenance works. We also provide construction monitoring and party wall advice.

We can help shape conversations on your existing academic and non-academic premises to help ensure that the children under your protection receive it in the best space possible.


  • “We have a long-standing relationship with Aitchison Raffety across a range of professional surveying disciplines. They provide high quality services at competitive prices.”

  • “We required a business appraisal and valuation advice on our educational estate. We contacted the Education Team at Aitchison Raffety for a formal valuation which formed part of the estate and finance strategy, along with the impact on the value following a disposal of surplus land. 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 requiring property valuation advice.”

  • “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. They are also multi-disciplinary and have been able to advise and quote for appealing our business rates. We would happily recommend their services.”


Providing technical advice on your building space

Whether you are acquiring or operating an existing school, our education building consultants can assist by summarising the condition, budgeting and reporting on future works.

We can also advise on specific defect analysis or building insurance valuations and reinstatement cost assessments.

Informed, Agile and Bespoke Building Reports

What sets us apart is how agile and tailored our reports are. Our education property consultants work quickly and commit to deadlines all parties agree on. We have been providing Independent and State-funded schools with informed building surveys for over 25 years.

  • Bespoke consultancy services tailored to your educational needs.
  • Full condition surveys of all or part of your buildings.
  • Maintenance plans to help you prioritise your estate budget.
  • Guidance with building regulations.
  • Review current premises and suggest reconfiguration options to fit new requirements.
  • Building surveying for the education sector with an understanding of Independent, State or Academy Organisations.

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