Gloucestershire School Projects
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.
Proposal to make changes to Alderman Knight Community Special School in Tewkesbury
Working in partnership with the governing body of Alderman Knight Special School, Gloucestershire County Council is proposing to make some alterations at the school to reflect the increasing demand for special school places for Gloucestershire children and to allow the school to cater for the year groups where there is the greatest level of demand for places.
It is proposed that from September 2020 the school be expanded to take up to 208 children and to alter the age range from 4-19 years to 7-19 years.
Gloucestershire County Council will be providing the school with additional facilities to accommodate the extra pupils who will join the school over the next two years and the school is working closely with the council and the architects on plans for an impressive and purpose built new building.
A copy of the statutory notice can be viewed here (a copy of the long notice is also available) along with a background information document setting out the reasons behind this proposal and what it means for the children and young people of Gloucestershire with Special Educational Needs. A four week period follows from the publication of the statutory notice for interested parties to comment or make representations regarding the proposals. A final decision will be made at the end of this four week period on the implementation of these proposals. Any comments should be received no later than 9 July 2020.
Find further details of individual school projects grouped by area below: