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The policies and plans of our education service describe the activities and workings of the service and compliment our corporate plan and the community strategy. 

Below you will find information about our proposals and consultations as well as information about financing and organising our schools.

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School Organisation Planning

Under Section 14 of the Education Act 1996, the Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places for resident children and is committed to working with schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts for the benefit of children and young people in Portsmouth. This duty requires the Council to forecast future pupil populations so that it can ensure that sufficient places are provided. Through this forecasting work, the Council considers the capacity in Portsmouth schools, and determines whether action needs to be taken to meet anticipated future demand for school places by Portsmouth resident children.

Portsmouth City Council’s approach is documented in the following suite of four key documents and respective appendices:

1. School Organisation Policy Statement


2. Primary School Place Strategy

Appendix A : Pupil Forecasting Methodology

Appendix B : Map of Portsmouth Primary Schools

Appendix C : Summary of Portsmouth Education Strategy 2017-2020

Appendix D : Pupil Forecasts 2019-2025

Appendix E : Long Term Pupil Forecasts 2019-2035

Appendix F : Proximity of Schools within a 2 mile radius


3. Secondary School Place Strategy

Appendix A : Pupil Forecasting Methodology

Appendix B : Map of Portsmouth Secondary Schools

Appendix C : Secondary School Place Strategy 2018-24

Appendix D : Summary of Portsmouth Education Strategy 2017-2020

Appendix D/E : Pupil Forecasts 2019-2025 for Year R and Year 3 intakes

Appendix F : Long Term Pupil Forecasts - 2019-2035


4. Special Provision and Alternative Provision Place Strategy

Appendix A: Portsmouth Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy

Appendix B: Portsmouth SEND Strategic Review

Appendix C: SEND Forecasting Methodology