Tewkesbury 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.
See below for the latest updates on all of our school projects in the Tewkesbury area:
The John Moore Primary School
As a result of local housing development, John Moore Primary School increased their planned admission number from 30 to 45 pupils in September 2019. In order to accommodate the additional pupils, we are providing the school with additional classrooms, a hall extension and kitchen, along with other internal refurbishment. The project is due to complete in October 2020.
As a result of increased demand for Secondary school places, additional accommodation is proposed to facilitate the expansion of Winchcombe School by 1 Form of Entry so that the school can meet this demand from September 2021 intake. The expansion of Winchcombe School includes a new sports hall, an extension to science, internal refurbishment to key areas of the school and refurbishment of the existing hall.
Planning approval has now been received and works are due to commence in July 2020.
Ashchurch Primary School
As a result of local housing developments, Ashchurch School increased their planned admission number from 19 to 21 pupils in September 2019. In order to accommodate the additional pupils at the school, we are intending to provide permanent classrooms at the school which will replace the Elliotts on site. At the end of the project, the Elliotts will be dismantled and replaced with additional hard play. Planning permission has now been received and works on site are due to commence in summer 2020.
Tredington Primary School
Work started in February to provide Tredington Primary School with an additional modular classroom, including a group room with toilet and cloakroom facilities. The work was completed in April 2019 on time and on budget.