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Issue details

Proposal to retain and invest in Silverwood School Chippenham and Trowbridge campuses (post consultation)

In December 2023, Cabinet was asked to consider proposals to determine the future of Silverwood School. The proposals focused on the decisions to invest and retain the Silverwood School Chippenham and Trowbridge campuses; to alter the number of pupils at Silverwood School; and to amend the age range. The proposals were open to public consultation for 5 weeks until 5 March 2023. Following analysis and consideration of the consultation responses by Silverwood School, the proposals have been refined and are re-submitted for Cabinet decision.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/04/2023

Decision due: 2 May 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Laura Mayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education, and Skills laura.mayes@wiltshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Helean Hughes (Director - Education & Skills)

Department: Education & Skills

Consultation process

Public consultation on proposed changes to Silverwood School ran from 30 January 2023 to 5 March 2023, i.e. 5 weeks


Public consultation, including families, parent &carers of Silverwood School; intended future families of Silverwood School; key stakeholders including community and parent/carer representatives.
There was an open public consultation, advertised through Silverwood School, Wiltshire Council communications and Wiltshire Times advertisement.

Agenda items


  • Proposal to retain and invest in Silverwood School Chippenham and Trowbridge campuses (post consultation)  




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