This element focuses on the physical state of the
premises to ensure safe and continuous operation.
To better understand its property portfolio and plan its property
strategy, the authority needs to hold and analyse information
relating to the condition of each set of premises for which it is
responsible. A property condition survey is the process
that has been adopted by the Authority to record its
property information. Most schools were surveyed
during 2009 and the survey assessed each site, each block of
the school, including the Site Agent/Caretaker accommodation and
each building element especially focusing on the individual
constructional elements of premises (for example the roof, windows
and doors, mechanical services etc.)
Surveys are updated annually by way of the formal visit inspection,
to take account of changing needs and priorities. At this
visit the building surveyor assesses the condition of each
individual element, records the required repairs, the life
expectancy of the element and the impact that the defect has on the
continued operation of the school.
All recorded items are subject to re-assessment on an annual basis.
If the condition has not deteriorated, the condition rating will
remain unchanged. For example, an item identified as
requiring work within two years on the previous assessment but
which has not deteriorated at the time of re-assessment will remain
unchanged. It will not automatically be revised to one
requiring work within twelve months and it therefore follows that
the condition survey data does not indicate a commitment to any
form of rolling programme.
School Condition Data Reports
Reports have now been uploaded onto a secure site for schools to use. In order
to access this area a unique login and password has been sent to
each school. This will enable each school to
look at its own individual school data. Please
contact Sue McKeating, School Planning on 01234 228135
if you require any further guidance.