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Commissioning of places strategy

The Commissioning of Places Strategy 2018-2022 pulls together the information required to form a strategic view of the need for school places across South Gloucestershire and provides a revised and updated policy framework for; considering statutory proposals, (opening, closing and defining the size of schools); implementing new school competition arrangements; facilitating the development of collaborative and federated arrangements and where possible encouraging all through school models and free schools.

To be effective, the commissioning process requires the strategic planning of services based on an analysis of need, a set of policies and principles by which decisions will be made and well defined processes for the implementation of proposals. The full strategy therefore sets out demographic trends in South Gloucestershire, including a summary of new major house building, details of current school and post-16 provision, an analysis of the pupil projections, details of capital funding and the priorities for capital investment linked to emerging proposals for commissioning new and additional school places.

Guiding policies and principles upon which decisions will be informed are contained in the body of appendices in the full strategy along with more detailed pupil projections by school and by planning area. Associated area maps are also set out in the full strategy to help to identify the locations of both schools and proposed new house buildings.

The strategy is intended to help key stakeholders and partners, including the local authority, schools, governors, parents, the churches, local communities, businesses and other providers of education to understand what school places are needed in South Gloucestershire, now and in the future and how they will be provided.

This Executive Summary provides a summary analysis of current primary and secondary school provision. It also identifies gaps or shortages and sets out how the Council intends to address these.

Executive Summary Commissioning of Places Strategy 2018-2022

Commissioning of Places Strategy Full Strategy 2018-2022

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