Issue details

Decision to bring The Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision School (GFAPS) and Severn Valley School together as a single institution from September 2023.

To seek approval to implement the proposal to bring two Pupil Referral Units (Severn Valley School and The Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision School) together as a single institution from September 2023.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/01/2023

Decision due: Between 7 Feb 2023 and 31 Mar 2023 by Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Lead member: Cllr Philip Robinson, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport philip.robinson@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email: chris.spencer@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Background papers

  • Published decision report: Approval from Director of Education to initiate an engagement exercise. 30 June 2022  
  • Engagement paper for key stakeholders, September 2022  
  • Published decision report: Approval by Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to issue statutory notice of the intention to bring the two schools together, 10 November 2022  
  • Statutory Notice published on 18 November 2022  
  • Creating Opportunity for All (March 2018) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/creating-opportunity-for-all-our-vision-for-alternative-provision  
  • Gloucestershire’s Education Inclusion Strategy 2022-2025  
  • SEND Green Paper (March 2022): Right support, right place, right time https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/send-review-right-support-right-place-right-time.