No school project process is ever the same. New school projects differ from acquisition or change management projects. Greenfield projects differ from brownfield projects. The EduReach team has experience of all scenarios and will define bespoke project plans on a case by case basis. The project lifecycle shown below is presented for illustrative purposes only and is indicative of a new school opening on a greenfield site.

Stage 01

Project Inception

1 month
  • Site Capacity Study
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Market Competitor Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Identification of Brand Partner
Stage 02

Approvals & Agreements

3 months
  • Legal Agreements
  • Pre-Operations Programme – High Level
  • Concept, Schematic and Detail Design
  • Education Due Diligence
  • Identification of Brand Partner
Stage 03

Pre-Ops Development Stage

6 months
  • Pre-Operations Master Plan
  • Recruit Founding Principal
  • Construction Documents
  • Tender Documents for Construction
  • Construction Tender Action
  • Construction Starts
  • Construction Supervision
Stage 04

Pre-Ops Execution Stage

12 months
  • Execution of Pre-Operations Master Plan
  • Commissioning and deployment of all work streams
  • Launch school and open enrolments
  • Recruit School Based Pre-Operations Team
  • Construction
Stage 05

Operational Handover Stage

1 month
  • Year 1 staff commence employment
  • Commissioning
  • Practical Completion
  • FF&E Installation
  • Complete ICT Installation
  • Handover to Operations Team
  • Staff, Student and Parent Orientation and Induction
Stage 06

Steady State

6 years
  • School Opens
  • Enrolments grow to capacity with waiting lists
  • Defects Liability Period
  • Results exceed expectations
  • Successful DfE British School Overseas Inspections
  • Past Project Evaluators


Find out about what our pre-operations process entails and the key work streams EduReach manages during this period.

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