30 Years Experience Adding Value to Schools, Colleges & Universities
Our 690 staff are fully uniformed, employed full time and undergo complete DBS checks. With no subcontractors, we are fully accountable to our customers.
The education sector provides a unique range of challenges that our grounds maintenance teams are perfectly placed to meet. With more than 30 years of experience, we know that every educational institution is different and has its own challenges that we can help you meet.
The first step is to have a conversation about the different services we provide to make every inch of your grounds look their best. We can then create a transparent and cost-effective service plan that’s tailored to your site and adds value to your school, college or university.
There are many reasons why our regional grounds maintenance teams are used by more than 1,500 schools across the UK:
- Uniformed staff are employed full-time and undergo full DBS/CRB checks
- Comprehensive health and safety procedures are put in place
- We sign in and out with every visit
- We’re accredited to ISO14001, ISO9001 and OHSAS18001
- We provide a full service so all your needs can be met by a single team
- Quarterly review meetings are held to manage the changing needs of the seasons
- Proactive contact ensures your awareness and our resolution of any issues
- Requirements for additional works and emergencies can be promptly met
How we help our customers in the education sector
- Install, maintain and repair multi-use games areas
- Prepare and mark out sports pitches
- Maintain common areas
- Create environmental areas for nature study
- Grass cutting, shrubbery pruning, hedge cutting and weed control
- Litter picking
- Graffiti removal and jet washing
- Car park and line marking
- Canopy and gully cleaning
Some our customers in the education sector include
- Academies Enterprise Trust
- QE Academy Trust
- New College Leicester
- Trinity School
- Synergy Multi Academy Trust
Most importantly, we provide a safe and non-disruptive service to keep your site looking its best all year round. We invest in the latest technology to perform all jobs quickly and efficiently to reduce our time on site and save you money. Contact our friendly team to find out more.View our Case Studies
Our National Customers Trust Us To Deliver
Thank you for infilling the soil to level out the grassed areas. The paths looked absolutely amazing and the fact that you have used the additional soil on other areas is very much appreciated. I am very impressed with the work the company has s far undertaken, not only the soil infill, but the moss removal around the school has made such an improved difference.
Susan Else - School Business Manager at Scargill Primary School
The team did an amazing job. They were mindful, polite and worked really hard. The staff are so pleased and we now feel the children and families can go out safely. We weren't expecting you to do the nursery garden too so that was a nice surprise! Thank you so much from all the staff and families that use Sinfin Children's Centre.
Sarah Goodman - Service Manager at Sinfin Children's Centre
I just wanted to express my thanks to Countrywide for carrying out the maintenance of the reed bed and cleaning of the the pathways at our Bridgend Adoption Centre. The works were completed to a high standard at no cost for Cats Protection, and this helps massively as we are a charity organisation where every penny counts.
Steve Cullis - Surveyor at Cats Protection
We have been using Countrywide for the past five years to maintain our grounds and have always been completely satisfied. They do an excellent job, are always punctual, paperwork is always in order, with RAMS, DBS and insurance certificates always supplied. We have also hired them on occasions for extra jobs, including landscaping projects, supplying and installing a Polytunnel, and creating playground markings. They have been very reasonably priced and have done exactly what we’ve asked of them. I am happy to recommend the services of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance.
Daniel Salmon - Site Manager at Welland Academy
I am the Site Manager for Southfields Primary School based in Peterborough, we are a local authority school and we have been using Countrywide as our ground’s maintenance contractor for a number of years. We are really pleased with how punctual and professional the staff are and their work is of a very high standard, nothing is ever too much trouble especially if there are any last-minute emergency jobs and they have always helped us whenever we have asked, they have made a huge difference to our school site and we get many positive comments from parents and visitors about how neat and tidy our school is. I would definitely recommend Countrywide for their services and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Wayne Eddings - Site Manager at Southfields Primary School
We are delighted with the transformation of our outdoor space - it has created a space our staff can now relax and enjoy in, away from the working environment. There’s no denying that spending time outdoors has positive benefits to mental, physical, and social well-being, so we know that this will make such a difference. We are incredibly grateful to the team at Countrywide for their hard work in making this happen in such a short space of time and for their free services.
Lorraine Douglas - Facilities Services Manager at NHS Property Services Ltd
We have been using Countrywide for a number of years for our grounds maintenance. They are professional, provide an outstanding service, and are always available for advice and ad hoc services. They have recently undertaken a major outdoor project for ourselves, creating a bespoke outdoor classroom with raised seating. The work was completed during term time, and they have been excellent in working around the children and staff. They maintain high standards at all times, and we have recommended them to other local schools.
Kath Dyson - Finance Manager at Victoria Park Junior School