Alleyn Court Prep School
John Wilcox, Chairman of Alleyn Court School says:
“Alleyn Court, (www.alleyn-court.co.uk), founded by my grandfather in 1904 is a highly successful and long established prep school based near Southend-on-Sea and has remained in the same family ownership since its foundation . The school prides itself on delivering an excellent all round educational experience with outstanding academic results allied to top class sporting and cultural activities.
While confident of our educational skills and expertise, the directors felt that an independent assessment by someone with business expertise could only be beneficial and therefore approached Peter Harvey with this in mind.
Peter spent three days at the school, concentrating on the business rather than educational processes and produced a report for the directors and senior management outlining a number of key areas for consideration. The recommendations included:
- a more focussed marketing strategy
- a review of all fees and discounts
- a realignment of all back office costs
- a review of the catering facilities
- a review of premises costs
- updated business processes
- considerations regarding the current management structure
Speaking as Chairman, I can report that all the directors and senior management found Peter’s input invaluable in giving us that essential outside perspective on how we run the business. He has set us some challenging goals and we are now embarking on the future with increased vigour and optimism”