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Pupil place planning

The team is responsible for all aspects of Children’s Services strategic planning, specifically:

  • supporting the development of an overarching strategy for education provision within Devon
  • taking the corporate lead on Children Services Infrastructure requirements through the Local Development Framework process
  • the strategic planning and commissioning of school places including promoting choice and diversity and developing a market place of school provision
  • all the legislative and statutory changes to schools including new schools, enlargement, closures etc
  • securing, allocation and monitoring of capital resources (including section 106 and CIL) identified to meet statutory responsibilities in respect of additional pupil places
  • commissioning (in conjunction with the Learning Environments Team and/or Academy/Free school providers) of capital schemes identified to support the provision of additional pupil places
  • all statutory response in respect of pupils numbers, school capacities, pupil projections etc.
  • reporting to School Organisation, Capital and Admissions Group (SOCA). Submitted reports are available to view here.