About Learning and Development Online

Babcock 4S is a unique school improvement services provider. Its innovative way of working with local authorities is delivering both outstanding educational results at significantly reduced costs. Awarded 'Best Supplier to the Education Sector', Babcock 4S is a joint venture partnership with Surrey County Council, the only one of its kind in the country and the largest integrated school improvement and support service provider in the UK.


We provide consultancy, advice, training and development and project management to schools, local authorities and on behalf of central government to improve the life chances of Children and Young People. We take an education-led approach that places the learner at the heart of what we do.


We work in partnership with schools to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils from the most vulnerable to the most able. The service provides a combination of the core Local Authority role, services that are focussed on schools with the greatest need and the promotion of schools' own strategies for improvement through partnerships and networks.


Our vision is for every school to provide a rich and stimulating curriculum that genuinely promotes talent and at the same time ensures high standards in core subjects. Our vision is for pupils to enjoy learning and achieve as well as they are able, so that they fulfil high aspirations as adults.