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Draft School Places Plan 2011 - 15

Published on Monday, 05 December 2011.
Last updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2012.


Hampshire County Council has a statutory duty to plan the provision of school places and to secure an appropriate balance locally between supply and demand. It is the role of the County Council to plan, organise and commission places for all maintained schools in Hampshire in a way that raises standards, manages rising and declining pupil numbers and creates a diverse community of schools. The County Council seeks to exercise this function in partnership with dioceses, governing bodies of schools, headteachers, local communities and other key stakeholders.


The need for school places changes in response to population movements and birth rate variations. Increases in demand can lead to the creation of a new school or the expansion of existing schools by adding permanent or temporary accommodation.
Surplus places can also mean the reduction of school provision in an area through reduced admission arrangements or the rationalisation of school provision. Any reviews of school provision undertaken by the County Council (e.g. the opening, closing, federating, amalgamating, expanding or contracting of schools) will, in large part, be prompted by forecast pupil numbers.

The draft plan has been approved for consultation by the Executive Lead Member for Children's Services. Any comments should be sent to by 31 March 2012.

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This consultation was closed on Saturday, 31 March 2012.