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Cranbrook School

Tony Bailey and Paul Salzer: The Estate Managers

We interviewed two members of the Estate Team: The Estate Manager (Tony Bailey) and the Deputy Estate Manager (Paul Salzer).

The Estate Team manages all sorts of Jobs around Cranbrook School like:

  • Construction
  • Mowing
  • Filling the Water fountains

They said that the hardest job they have to do is snow clearing, and laying all the grit down as it takes a long time.

They mentioned that their favourite job was making sure everything looks spick and span by focusing on all the little details to make it look its best.

Most of their materials are sourced locally in areas such as Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells.

They always try to look for the best priced materials, as well as the best quality.

The Estate Team has Lots of different jobs:

  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Painters
  • Plumbers

Tony Bailey’s Job is to manage everyone that works in the Estate Team. He says that ‘he works with very good people’.

He also mentioned that he has 90 acres of school site to work with.

The Estates Team keep Cranbrook School clean

The Estate Team work on the outside of the site first and work towards the middle of the school.

They get the site ready for special occasions such as the 5th centenary and the Royal Visit. They both said that it is so satisfying when everything looks amazing and there are no flaws anywhere.

They both said that there is ‘always something to do.’

Cranbrook School is very natural!


Cranbrook School looks beautiful!

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