About us...

Lock House Consulting (est 2009) combines education leadership expertise together with commercial business skills and stakeholder engagement to specialise in providing strategic change leadership and stakeholder management to schools, academy providers (incl, free schools, studio schools, UTCs), Diocese, local authorities and central government. In particular we specialise in developing education partnerships.

We have a passion for delivering and supporting effective change in education that delivers measurable improvements for children and young people...

We offer tailored services that support our clients to design and deliver sustainable solutions to the current change programmes. We guide them through the structural changes and enable them to remain focused on their schools. Our solutions are centred on their communities, school improvement, raising achievement and inclusion. 

In the past five years our clients have included:- Academy Ambassadors, the Department for Education, Magna Learning Partnership, Attenborough Learning Trust, Wiltshire special schools, Salisbury Plain Academies, Equa-MAT, Wellsway MAT, Wimborne schools, Diocese of Salisbury, Cambridge Education, Diocese of Bath & Wells,  and a range of individual schools and academy providers. 

Our key areas of focus include:

  • Brokering, education partnerships - developing Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) through project management, leadership and governance development, community stakeholder engagement and organisational change management
  • Brokering and supporting academy trust growth strategies and mergers – facilitating conversations, focused due diligence, impartial advisor, change management, accessing academy development grants
  • Supporting Free School and New Provision proposals
  • Working with Diocese and Local Authorities to support their schools through change
  • Developing and creating new academy sponsors
  • Helping Primary schools to lead and manage change
  • Supporting developments within education transformation and shared services
  • Helping academy trusts and education services providers to shape solutions and offerings to better serve schools and local communities