Security for Schools, Colleges, Academies and Universities

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Security for the Education Sector

We provide a range of services to support existing staff in securing the premises of your school, college, academy or university. The services provided vary by institution but generally involve a mix of:

What are the threats to educational premises?

Educational institutions are vulnerable to theft of expensive equipment and damage to property.

From interactive whiteboards to laptops the targets for thieves are plentiful in schools and other educational settings.

From minor vandalism to major damage, including arson, the school premises are a target and the threat appears to be growing.

The essential benefits of an external security provider

Minimising risk

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All educational premises are at risk of theft and physical damage. With expensive equipment being a clear target and both minor and serious property damage on the increase.

Protecting your staff

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You have obligations to your staff to ensure that they are protected should they have to attend a security incident. It makes sense to outsource the risks and the obligations to security professionals.

Visible deterrence

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Security signage and visible security patrol presence have a significant deterrent effect on potential criminals. There is always an easier target than one where a security company is obviously active.

Reduce costs / increase flexibility

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Staffing security services in-house is always going to be more expensive.

When you factor in the flexibility available from your security provider – outsourcing always proves significantly less expensive and more flexible.

Protecting your property

Your premises and everything contained within are of immense value. The cost of replacement or repair may be covered by insurance. But the hassle and disruption which the loss of property or damage to premises can cause are not.

Using a security provider such as Foremost to deter criminals from targeting your property is a very cost-effective way to minimise potential problems.

Protecting your people

You are primarily responsible for the safety of your employees, students and visitors to your site(s). By using a security provider to reduce the threat to your premises you increase the protection you are offering to everyone who comes on-site.

Ad-hoc Cover

Sometimes, through sickness or jury service etc, the person who is responsible for locking and unlocking is not available. When Foremost already hold the keys then cover, on an ad-hoc basis, can be provided.


Djanogly Learning Trust

“Foremost Security look after all of our schools and have been very accommodating and responsive. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they are always willing to talk through how they can help. We’ve had our security challenges but Matt and James always do their utmost to support Djanogly Learning Trust. I would definitely recommend their services.”

Head of Estates and Services, Djanogly Learning Trust

Nottingham College

“Our business has worked with Foremost for out-of-hours alarm response and patrols for many years now. We are happy with the service provided and the support given by operatives.

The operatives are highly professional and proactive in their service. Foremost are always helpful and responsive to our requirements. Foremost offer excellent value for money. I have no hesitation in recommending Foremost to support your business.”

Nottingham College

Archway Learning Trust

“Archway Learning Trust has used the services of Foremost Security for a number of years now for key holding, manned guarding and occasional mobile patrol services across its secondary and primary academies. The Trust has a number of sites, ranging from very old buildings that are complex to look after, to modern, state of the art facilities; Foremost have always provided first class, slick and efficient support. The professionalism displayed at all times from their security personnel provides me with the re-assurance that our buildings are protected and looked after by hard working and trustworthy personnel. Their understanding of the clients’ requirement is exceptional and the attention to detail that their service provides is excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to any prospective client.
Thank you for everything you do in giving us that peace of mind that we are safe hands!”

Archway Learning Trust.

Our services


Keyholding involves a company or trained personnel keeping hold of a spare key to your building.

Lock & Unlock

More than just a keyholder you completely trust to carry out daily locking or unlocking duties.

Mobile Patrols

Keep your premises safe and secure, even if you’re not there - a visual deterrence to thieves and vandals.


Trained uniformed Static Security Guard stationed at your business. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for the whole year.

Vacant Property Inspections

Meeting your insurance / landlord needs and protecting your empty properties. Giving you peace of mind.

Need to talk to someone about protecting your school, college or university premises.

Serving Your Local Area


Head Office

Unit F, Acorn Park,
Redfield Road, Lenton,
Nottingham, NG7 2TR

Call Us

0115 911 0213
(24 hrs)