Our Clients: Avalon School

Avalon School

Avalon SchoolAvalon School opened in 1907 in a detached house in West Kirby, and moved to its current premises in 1931. The school has an excellent academic reputation – in particular for its success in preparing pupils for 11+ examinations to local grammar schools.

It became a charitable trust with a board of governors in 2001 and in recent years has seen the completion of a purpose built block for the nursery children, a new administration block and a science laboratory. Today, Avalon is completely co-educational and has about 180 pupils.

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Avalon School

Left to right: Barry Cutler, Auditel Consultant and Martin Lloyd, Headmaster, Avalon School

Martin Lloyd, headmaster of Avalon School, first came across Auditel just over a year ago as a result of a recommendation from a parent who had had previous dealings with them.

“I thought Auditel looked professional and felt I had nothing to lose by trying them out. In the short to mid term survival is the objective for many schools. Happily, Avalon, with its niche reputation for getting children through the 11 plus exam, is in good shape, but as a belt tightening exercise I thought we should give it a go.“

In the first instance, Auditel Consultant, Barry Cutler was engaged to analyse the school’s energy expenditure and this was followed by a three month audit of their catering costs.

Martin continues, “Barry has been very amenable – and painstakingly thorough. His comparative analysis was exhaustive and seemed to stretch to the size of three telephone books! He has also been excellent at liaising with suppliers.”

“Barry has been professional, helpful and thorough. Based on our experience I would definitely recommend Auditel to other schools and businesses.” – Martin Lloyd, Headmaster

Auditel’s analysis has returned impressive savings for the school: 30% on energy (a combination of electricity and gas expenditure), and 27% on catering costs and janitorial supplies. Money which can be ploughed back into the educational budget.

Martin adds, “The savings Auditel has made for us are very welcome, but in addition to that the service has been professional and helpful and Barry has always been willing to spend time making sure we know exactly where we are.“

“Unlike some so-called cost savings companies, Auditel remain involved in an ongoing fashion.”

Martin has found the whole experience very positive and doesn’t rule out further projects with Auditel.

”My dealings with Auditel have been very positive and I will certainly recommend them to other schools.”

Savings Breakdown:

Energy 30%
Gas 10%
Catering 27%

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