Introducing ‘Babcock Prime’ as the education service provider for Worcestershire schools

Published Tuesday, 29th September 2015

Babcock Prime will be the new organisation delivering a range of education services to Worcestershire schools and settings on behalf of Worcestershire County Council.

UK Company, Babcock International, was chosen as the preferred provider by Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet in June this year and will be taking over and delivering a number of education services within the Autumn. Babcock Prime will be working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council to continue to improve the life chances of all children and young people in Worcestershire whilst addressing considerable financial pressures.

Over the next five years Babcock Prime will be committed to investing resources in sustaining and delivering current and new, complex & critical education services through the introduction of an innovative new approach to service provision in the county. The County Council is working closely with Babcock to ensure of a smooth transition and that schools and settings are kept up to date with changes. More information is available at http://www.babcockprime.co.uk/

As part of its launch, Babcock Prime will be introducing its new services to Headteachers, Chairs of Governors and other key representatives from educational settings across Worcestershire. This will be a free, full day event that will be held in Worcester on 19th November.  

Cllr John Campion, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: "We are committed to continuing to drive up our educational standards whilst delivering services at a competitive cost for the tax payer, and I believe that the commissioning of these services will allow us to achieve this."

JJ Bowley, Education Services Director at Babcock said: “This is a forward looking approach to the delivery of core education services in the Worcestershire region. Babcock is committed to fulfilling the contract’s aims of raising education standards and investing resources to improve opportunities for young people and children in Worcestershire."