Pro-bono work for a special school

We maintain a keen awareness of local developments in the education sector, and we take pro-active steps to help them go ahead.


Through our joint venture with Devon County Council we are closely involved with Devon’s Children & Young People Services (CYPS). Through them we became aware of a proposed development to Pathfield Special School in Barnstaple, which requires an additional facility for children over the age of 16. The school has been working with Devon CYPS and Wooden Spoon, a charitable organisation from the sport of rugby, to raise funding for "Wooden Spoon Lodge".


NPS Group has contributed by carrying out a pro-bono feasibility study for the project (free of charge). This has included creating an outline ‘log cabin’ design, and presenting the project plan to Wooden Spoon Devon and CYPS in order to secure funding. When the scheme goes ahead we will provide services to the school for project management, and we will manage their tender process for selection of a contractor with whom we can develop the detailed design.