School Security Award

2016 School Security Award winner - Sir Thomas Abney Primary School, London

2016 Winner
Sir Thomas Abney Primary School, London

Sir Thomas Abney Primary School has always prided itself on the safety of its 430 students and staff. To maintain this, the school has installed the latest wireless-based ‘ring of steel’ comprising two new systems: a wireless electronic locking system that requires a keycard ID pass which automatically synchronises with the locks to allow or restrict access; and a touch-screen interface with the ability to pre-register guests and significantly increase the accuracy of knowing who is on site at any given time. The latter integrates with the existing security infrastructure onto a central platform, making it more accurate in accounting for everyone on- site in an emergency. The work was carried out by Delta Security, which extended its 18-year partnership with the school.

Commended
Monkton Combe School, Bath
Yatton Junior School, North Somerset


2015 Winner
Beddington Park Primary School, Surrey

Beddington Park Primary has a commitment to safeguarding and security. Staff access the school site via electronic entry fobs in order to keep the school safe from unsolicited visitors and ensure children cannot exit the site without the use of a fob and therefore staff supervision. Access to the school for visitors is via electronic gates with integrated intercom and camera. Staff are required to attend Child Protection training bi-annually, and safety and security is also comprehensively covered in the school’s staff induction training. The school also participates in the School Safe Alert scheme.

Commended
Pendle Primary Academy, Lancashire
Hemel Hempstead School, Hertfordshire