Woolgrove School is a large primary special school for children aged 4 to 11 years with Learning Difficulties as a main presenting need.
Situated on large, spacious grounds in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, the school has a maximum capacity of 125 children – many of whom have complex requirements, including autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and speech and language communication needs (SLCN).
KCS Projects was awarded the contract to install new automation gates and intercom systems at the school in January 2022. The goal of the works was to improve the security of the site, ensure the safety of the children, and make sure that the school was meeting its safeguarding obligations.
Over the course of a two-week working schedule, automated gates were installed to regulate the passage of both vehicles and pedestrians to and from the premises.
For enhanced security, a Paxton intercom was installed to the vehicle gate, and a Paxton video intercom was installed to the pedestrian gate. This means that however people approach the school grounds, they can be vetted before being given access to the site.
As a result of our work, the safety of the school’s staff, students, and visitors has been significantly improved, and the safeguarding needs met.
All works carried out conform to BS 5839 2017 standard.