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Consultation on School Places Strategy 2017 - 2022


Wiltshire Council has reviewed and updated its School Places Strategy and Implementation Plan for 2017-2022. The revised strategy will be considered by the Wiltshire Cabinet at its meeting on 12th December 2017.

We welcome any views and comments on this document by email to SchoolOrganisation@wiltshire.gov.uk no later than Friday 20th October 2017.

School places strategy 2015 - 2020

We have a statutory duty to make sure that there are enough school places for all four to 16 year old young people in the county. The Wiltshire School Places Strategy 2015-2020 read along with the addendum looks at the need to add and remove primary and secondary school places when necessary.
Both of these documents can be found in the download section.

  • The need for places across Wiltshire and will provide a framework for considering opening and where appropriate, closing schools and defining the size of schools.
  • It looks at implementing new school competition arrangements and supporting the development of academies, university technical colleges and, where appropriate, free schools.

All children and young people living in Wiltshire are entitled to the highest quality education. This strategy will help us to secure school places for pupils and provide high quality school buildings and facilities of an appropriate size and standard.

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  • We can review the number of school places alongside proposed new housing developments
  • We will take into account any changes in the birth rate in the short to medium term, including the planned army re-basing in Wiltshire
  • The implementation plan sets out the short, medium and long term proposals for primary and secondary school provision and covers the period 2015-2020 and will be reviewed and updated every two years
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Contains a summary of the council’s planned expansion programme and will inform the Schools Capital Investment Programme in future years.

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The strategy and implementation plan was approved by cabinet on 10 November 2015. If you have any questions, comments or further information on the document please send an email to SchoolOrganisation@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Last updated: 20 September 2017 | Last reviewed: 20 September 2017