Issue details

Establishment and construction of a new special school for children and young people (aged 4-16) with Moderate and Additional Learning Difficulties (MALD)

To seek Cabinet approval to establish a new 200 place Special School for Children and Young People aged 4-16 with moderate and additional learning difficulties, together with approval for commissioning, funding and construction of the new school.



Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/05/2023

Decision due: 19 Jul 2023 by Cabinet

Contact: Ann James, Executive Director of Children's Services Email:


Agenda items

Background papers

  • Gloucestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy 2022-25  
  • Gloucestershire’s SEND Commissioning Strategy 2019-24  
  • Stakeholder engagement report (Premier Advisory Group) October 2022.  
  • DfE SEND and alternative provision improvement plan: right support, right place, right time, March 2023.  
  • Ofsted Local Area SEND Inspection Framework, April 2023