Cheltenham school places
The County Council has a statutory duty to plan the provision of school places and to ensure there are sufficient, appropriately located places for all 4 to 16 year old young people in the County. This includes the commissioning of suitable school accommodation to support the promotion of high-quality educational standards and to ensure vulnerable learners get fair access to educational opportunities. The County Council manages the impact of rising and declining pupil numbers and helps to create a diverse community of schools.
Our review paper provides the data to inform the place planning requirements for both primary and secondary aged children who will seek a place at a Cheltenham school up to and including 2022 for primary and 2024 for secondary pupils.
You can find this on the link below:
On this page you will also find related documents about school place planning in Cheltenham (top right), and updates on all of our school projects in Cheltenham (click on links below).
The Ridge Academy
This is a pilot project for 1 year and will provide the school with temporary accommodation. The accommodation will provide a Year 6/7 nurture base to support those pupils who could potentially return back to mainstream secondary education to aid them in making a successful transfer.
This would in turn help to reduce the pressure for places within the special schools.
Work was successfully completed in August 2018.