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Gloucestershire School Projects

School site developments

Gloucestershire County Council is investing £100 million in schools across the county. This includes expansions, new builds and refurbishments to school buildings.

Due to the rise in the county’s younger population, more school places are needed to cater for children. Gloucestershire County Council is committed to ensuring that the county’s children have the best education possible and that they receive a positive schooling experience wherever they attend.

With the responsibility for ensuring that there are enough school places for all children, we are investing £100 million into the county’s schools. This will include improvements to existing school facilities, expanding many others and a new secondary school in the South of Cheltenham.

For some examples of our investment into county schools, please view our video below:

The School Places Strategy provides the latest overview of demographic information for the County and includes a more detailed analysis of each school planning area, including historic trends and future projections. School planning areas align to the geographical locations of primary and secondary schools across the County and are agreed by the Department for Education. This information informs priorities for school place planning in the short (1-2 years), medium (3-5 years) and longer (5-10 years) term and will inform capital investment priorities moving forward.

View a copy of the School Places Strategy here

  

Gloucestershire County Council has a duty to ensure there are sufficient school places within the County.

There is an identified need to establish a new 1.5 Forms of Entry Primary School, with Early Years facilities on site ”Land West of Stonehouse”,  to open in September 2020 following a housing development of 1350 new homes planned on land west of Stonehouse.

To ensure there are sufficient school places, we are planning to establish a new school within the Stonehouse housing  development which will offer 315 primary school places. Under the terms of the S106 agreement the school will be funded and delivered by the developer Robert Hitchins Ltd.  The school will be opened initially in temporary buildings, on a site yet to be determined, in September 2020, moving to its permanent site in September 2021.  The school will open in a phased manner, allowing it to grow gradually to accommodate pupils as the new housing comes on line.

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking proposals to establish an academy via the DfE free school presumption route. Please click on this link for further details

If you are a sponsor approved by the Department for Education and would be interested in submitting an application, could you please express an interest by 26th April 2019. Please send any expressions of interest to paul.kear@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Stonehouse Primary School specification

LA growth and new school funding policy 

 

Gloucestershire County Council has a duty to ensure there are sufficient school places within the County.

There is an identified need to establish a new 3 Forms of Entry Primary School, with Early Years facilities on site in Chesterton, Nr Cirencester, to open in September 2021 following a housing development of 2300 new homes planned on land in Chesterton, Cirencester.

To ensure there are sufficient school places, we are planning to establish a new school within the Chesterton development which will offer 630 primary school places. Under the terms of the S106 agreement the school will be funded and delivered by the developer Bathurst Developments Ltd (BDL).  The School will be opened initially on a host site in September 2021, moving to its permanent site in September 2023.  The School will open in a phased manner, allowing it to grow gradually to accommodate pupils as the new housing comes on line.

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking proposals to establish an academy via the DfE free school presumption route. Please click on this link for further details

If you are a sponsor approved by the Department for Education and would be interested in submitting an application, could you please express an interest by 26th April 2019. Please send any expressions of interest to paul.kear@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Chesterton Primary School specification

LA growth and new school funding policy

 

For further details of individual schools benefitting from this investment grouped by area, please select from the links below:

Cheltenham school projects

Cotswold school projects

Forest of Dean school projects

Gloucester school projects

Stroud school projects

Tewkesbury school projects

 

 

 

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