Proposed expansion of Ravenswood School


  • Opened
    20 Nov 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    18 Dec 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    31 Mar 2021


Organisational Information

Contact Name Janice Allen
Job title School Organisation Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01275 888619

Project Information

Aim of this consultation North Somerset Council is consulting on the possible expansion of Ravenswood School from a 108-place to a 134-place school, formally with effect from September 2021.
Close Date 18 Dec 2020 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Education - schools and adult learning
Context for this consultation This is a proposal to extend Ravenswood School, an existing purpose-built community-maintained special school situated in Nailsea. Ravenswood School serves North Somerset and the surrounding Local authorities and supports the provision of education for children aged from 3 years to 19 years whose Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) includes a requirement for specialist provision. Ravenswood School offers a well-resourced environment and aims to provide the highest possible standards of education and support for all pupils regardless of their level of educational need. It is however over-subscribed and indeed at present the number of pupils on roll exceeds the measured capacity of the school. Whilst this has been appropriately and effectively managed to date, the school site could be enlarged by permanently taking over and potentially enhancing parts of the now vacant Voyage Learning campus (VLC) site adjacent to Ravenswood. With small adjustments to this additional facility an increase in whole school capacity from 108 to a range of between 134 and 140 pupils could be achieved. The Place Value would increase to 134 places, with an agreement that, dependent on the needs of pupils across the whole school, admissions up to 140 pupils may be possible provided the efficiency and effectiveness of education across the whole school population is not compromised.