Estates and Facilities Management

Here at Horizon we are committed to easing the burden on our schools by providing essential core services throughout the Trust.

Our schools enjoy access to a central programme of services including building cleaning services management, grounds maintenance and health and safety advice and support. Each service is managed by a central administration team who ensure quality of service is maintained across the schools within the Trust.


  • Information, advice and support during the transition to academy status and initial compliance audit


  • On-site and by phone support
  • 3-year property/condition funding strategy
  • Assistance with Emergency Planning  (e.g. Covid-19)
  • Guidance on strategic services for repair and maintenance
  • Asbestos management plan reviews
  • Assistance with Cleaning, Catering & other Estates contract management
  • Estates monitoring check lists for Business managers and Site Teams
  • Assistance in the event of plant or building failure
  • Assistance with major project or relocation planning
  • Assistance with Budget planning

Health and Safety Support

  • On-site and phone support
  • Statutory compliance guidance and audits
  • Accident reporting (RIDDOR) and follow up investigations
  • Asbestos management plan guidance
  • Risk assessments
  • Fire Risk Management guidance and reviews
  • Health and safety Induction guidance
  • Policy support-eg Health & Safety policy, Asbestos safety policy, Fire safety policy, Managing and selecting contractors policy etc