No school project process is ever the same; acquisition projects differ from 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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