Chasetown Community School safer, thanks to Warrior Doors’ donation
Staff and students at a Staffordshire special school are feeling more secure after Warrior Doors installed a new high-security door, donated by the company.
Brett Barratt, managing director of Birmingham-based Warrior Doors, along with his team designed, manufactured and installed the high-security door – worth thousands of pounds – in double-quick time for Chasetown Community School, Burntwood, after it was targeted by burglars three times in just three weeks.
The team at the Tyseley-based company, which specialises in tailor-made security doors, windows and entrance systems for organisations such as social housing groups, high-value retailers and in the critical national infrastructure sector, completed the manufacture and installation in just two working days.
They also designed and manufactured security cabinets to keep the pupils’ technology equipment safe.
Brett was alerted to the story by his son Dominic, who is factory manager.
“He said I needed to get in touch with the school, which I did as soon as the school opened because I was appalled about what had happened and was keen to do something to help the staff and the students feel safer again,” he said.
“When we told our suppliers, Fireglass and Intamet Stainless Steel, about what had happened, both donated their materials free of charge, too. The Warrior Doors team worked really hard to get this door manufactured and installed as quickly as possible and I hope this small gesture will offer some comfort to the school after it was targeted by burglars.”
The new stainless steel door has been coated to match the blue of the school uniform and is also fitted with high quality anti-bandit glass.
Dr Linda James, headteacher at Chasetown Community School, said: “Thanks to the generosity and swift action by Warrior Doors, we are now fully reopen to all our students. We are moving forward and are delighted that we have the ongoing support of the company. Their action was unsolicited and exceeded our expectations and this has made our students feel that their personal belongings and school equipment are safe and secure once more.”
The school, which caters for children aged seven to 13 with social, emotional and mental health needs, had a number of learning aids, including iPads, stolen in the raids. In the last burglary on November 2, money raised from the school’s Poppy Appeal was also taken. Two similar incidents took place on October 12 and 22.
Birmingham-based Warrior Doors is a premium designer, manufacturer and installer of high-security doors and entrance systems. Founded in 1997, it is a family-run business that has an enviable reputation for providing exceptional service. It works closely with organisations and businesses in sectors such as social housing, education, high-value retail, as well as critical infrastructure companies, designing and manufacturing on site its bespoke security doors, frames and entrance systems that meet the most exacting demands. Warrior Doors products not only meet, but exceed the highest UK standards and are accredited by Secured by Design and LPCB Red Book listed.