Decision details

School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy 2022-26. These were last approved by the Executive in February 2021 and have now been updated to cover the five-year period from 2022 to 2026.



       i.         the School Places Plan and School Capacity Strategy 2022-26 be approved.


     ii.         the journey for co-production and co-delivery of the future vision and

approach for planning for school places between the Council and schools is noted.

Reasons for the decision:

1.     The Council has the statutory duty to provide sufficient school places, which means that the Council has an ongoing role in planning for school places in Bracknell Forest.


2.     The School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy are the essential tools employed by the Council to meet this duty.

Alternative options considered:

Options are set out in the body of the report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within existing budgets

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

By emails and meetings


Schools Forum, Diocesan Authorities and Council Officers

Contact: Chris Taylor, Head of Education Capital and Property Email: Tel: 01344 354062.

Report author: Chris Taylor

Publication date: 26/04/2022

Date of decision: 26/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 26/04/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/05/2022

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