Marling School Case Study - Sitemark Ltd
Case study - Marling School
Marling School seizes opportunity to safeguard investment
Following a successful £3.7m bid for funding, Marling School planned a major build to transform their site. To safeguard this investment, they saw an opportunity to externally review their in-house cleaning provision.
"We knew this building would change the dynamic of our in-house cleaning team. We needed support to form an action plan to safeguard cleanliness and the environment of our new building. To do this, we needed to know what standard of cleaning we were delivering, how this compared to best practice, where improvements could be made and how best to make these."
Emma Gray, Business Manager, Marling School.
After searching for the right partner, Marling School appointed i-Clean.
"While price plays a part in any school, I've done a lot of procurement and understanding needs is essential for success. i-Clean were competitively priced, but most importantly they best understood our needs."
i-Clean undertook a benchmarking review to evaluate, analyse and compare areas such as operative effectiveness, legislative compliance, human resources and cost control against best practice. A breakdown of productivity rates and cleaning hours for the new building was also part of the remit.
"i-Clean gave us the information we and our Governors needed. We now have a clear SMART action plan to take us forward which identifies potential efficiency improvements of up to 62%.
Working with i-Clean has increased confidence, knowledge and know-how. Their communication and attention to detail has been nothing but excellent and they will be a long and valued partner to Marling School."
The Marling School is a high achieving 11-18 Gloucestershire grammar school for boys, with a student population of 850. The school sits in 7.5 acres and comprises of modern purpose built facilities through to historical Grade II listed buildings, with challenging cleaning needs. Marling School has a history of excellence and was judged 'outstanding' in every category by Ofsted in 2013.
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