Education

OCC – Primary School Capaity

OCC – Primary School Capaity

on July 3, 2015, 3:28 pm

The comments from OCC Education as part of the pre-publication consultation indicate they have caught up with what we have been saying through the last three developer appeals.   See below: The County Council’s current position on primary school capacity in Bloxham is that Bloxham PrimarySchool has been expanded to the full extent of its site capacity, and further population growth […]

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School Admissions numbers and rules

School Admissions numbers and rules

0 on July 15, 2013, 10:04 am

The Oxon page that leads to this data is available here. The 2014-15 onwards data for primary schools (available for download here) shows Bloxham retains a planned admission limit of 60 pupils. The Warriner School acquired Foundation status on 1st February 2007, in doing so became its own Admissions Authority. The Published Admission Number (PAN) for The Warriner School is […]

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Education document

Education document

0 on July 2, 2013, 8:59 pm

You can get a printable copy here. State funded provision of Schools in the Bloxham community  Context – mainly from “OCC Pupil Place Plans to 2016/17” School provision throughout Oxfordshire is organised within “partnership arrangements” . The Bloxham Partnership includes the Warriner Secondary School and the feeder Primary Schools in Bloxham, North Newington, Adderbury, Deddington, Steeple Aston, Hornton, Shennington, Sibford […]

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Youth Aspirations in Rural Areas

Youth Aspirations in Rural Areas

0 on June 19, 2013, 11:45 pm

This NFER Document examines the aspirations of young people in rural areas. For example  it looks at the impact of transport difficulties, smaller employers often offering  low-skill jobs and a tendency to risk-aversion regarding personal  investment in education. It also notes that, in general, examination results of rural students are better than their urban peers which leads to the unsurprising […]

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Audit Commision – Trading Places

Audit Commision – Trading Places

0 on June 14, 2013, 1:53 pm

This is a review of how the audit commisions 1996 document trading places – a management handbook is looking 6 years later. The whole project is about the dynamic process of balancing the need to offer parental choice by creating additional places in over-subscribed schools whilst avoiding wasting money on empty places in undersubscribed schools. This document can be downloaded […]

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Audit Commision – More Choice for Parents 2006

Audit Commision – More Choice for Parents 2006

0 on June 14, 2013, 1:34 pm

An audit Commission report on the way councils should balance paraent and pupil choice with avoidance of excessive spare school places. You can download it here.

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DFES Assessing the Net Capacity of Schools

DFES Assessing the Net Capacity of Schools

0 on June 14, 2013, 1:01 pm

School places – or the lack of them, is a major concern in Bloxham. O.C.C. have indicated  that any additional funding resulting from new Bloxham developments will be used to expand schools elsewhere in the county – so – how does OCC come up with figures for the capacity of schools? If you really want to know you can find […]

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Starter Questions – All Groups

Starter Questions – All Groups

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:51 am

Remember the plan is predominantly about land, new developments and sustainability. Also remember that sustainability includes economic, environmental and social considerations and that this last mentioned includes our historic environment and cultural wellbeing. To quote from the NPPF, “ – buildings, landscapes, towns and villages – can better be cherished if their spirit of place thrives, rather than withers.” Certainly […]

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Early thoughts – Education

Early thoughts – Education

0 on April 4, 2013, 7:41 am

Remember the Neighbourhood Plan is essentially about land, building and accompanying infrastructure. Although some things here might become an appendix or attachment rather than core N.P. content we do need a get hard evidence of the capacity situation to contribute to realistic sustainability assessments. Is  OCC have pupil place plans incorporate up to date demographic data for Bloxham and surrounding […]

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OCC Pupil Place Plans to 2016/17

OCC Pupil Place Plans to 2016/17

0 on April 3, 2013, 7:26 pm

Education Two things of particular pertinence are: planning and catchment areas. admission policies Pupil place planning is hugely important regarding our Neighbourhood Plan. To what extent the calculations take account of the new estates, let alone any additional one, needs investigating as does the sustainability and carbon-costs of any plans that entail transporting young people from Bloxham, or indeed those […]

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