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Gloucestershire 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. The 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 Gloucester school up to and including 2022 for primary and 2024 for secondary pupils.

You will find this paper on the link below:

Gloucester City Places Review


Hunts Grove Primary School


Hunts Grove Primary Academy is a new school being built in Gloucester. The new Hunts Grove school will support the Hunts Grove development.              

Externally, work continues on the roof sheeting, the wall cladding, windows and curtain walling.  Internally work has commenced on the partitions and by the end of the of the month work will have started on the mechanical and electrical installation.

The project is on target and is programmed to be completed for July 2019.

 You can watch the building work here: https://api.t-lap.se/431186/

The £5 million project at Severn Vale School was completed in March 2019 on time and within budget. The school has expanded by 1 form of entry, which will equate to an additional 150 pupils, to support the population growth in the Severn Vale area. Building work included:

  • expansion to the existing three storey block located centrally within the school
  • refurbishment and reconfiguration of the Science block
  • hall refurbishment and expansion
  • reconfiguration and refurbishment of the changing rooms as well as a single story extension to the front of the existing sports hall to create a new storeroom.

The work was officially opened by Mark Hawthorne, leader of the council and Councillor for Quedgeley and Head of Severn Vale school, Richard Johnson.

Barnwood Park Arts College will expand by 1 form of entry which is equivalent to an additional class of 30 pupils from September 2019. This is to facilitate the additional places and the change from single sex to a mixed school in September 2018.

A new Sports Hall is currently under construction, along with internal refurbishment to the existing building. In February, the current site activities include plastering, mechanical and engineering work and external ground works.

All the building work is due to be completed by September 2019.

The scheme at Innsworth Infant School is to provide one additional classroom to support the school increasing from a Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 50 to 60 from Sept 2019. The project will also provide a breakout space and minor alterations to the playground.

A design has been agreed with the school and has been submitted for planning permission. If planning permission is granted, work is expected to start in early 2019. 

Work commenced in February at Finlay Community School to expand the school by 1 form of entry, which will equal 210 pupils overall.

The expansion will include two small extensions to the current building, with the majority of the work taking place internally. The extensions include classrooms, toilets additional hard play and other improvements.

Expansion of the school to build a new classroom to cater for an additional 30 new reception places from September 2019.

The school provides a dedicated facility to support children and young people with complex difficulties including severe challenging behaviour. The funding will provide the dedicated facility with better equipped accommodation including more individual spaces and an additional teaching space to give staff flexibility in meeting the wide range of childrens needs.

In addition the new accommodation will be more robust to withstand damage, reducing the likelihood that areas are out of use until they are repaired. 

The outcome will be a significant improvement to the support offered to these vulnerable children. 

The Clearwater Primary School appeal has been upheld and planning consent given so the school will now be constructed on the site.

This means that the Department for Education will be progressing with the delivery of the school building imminently with a view to getting the new school building open and operational in September 2020.

Clearwater Primary School is already in operation but on a temporary site, for more details please visit their website.

Whilst Clearwater Primary School is is part of Gloucestershire County Council's delivery for school places, it is a free school and is funded by the Department for Education.


Work has now commenced at Brockworth Primary Academy! We are providing the school with 3 brand new classrooms, additional toilets and breakout space. There will also be a small amount of external work completed. The building works started in February 2019 and are programmed to complete in September 2019.

Gloucestershire County Council are providing this accommodation to help facilitate the schools expansion from one form of entry to two forms of entry from September 2019 onwards.




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