The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in Kirklees and indicates the availability and sufficiency of childcare and early education in the area. The assessment will help schools plan for the future whether that is looking for opportunities associated with 30 hours free childcare or dealing with a fall in the local child population.
I would like to draw your attention to some sections which I think you will find particularly interesting:
The national childcare context which sets out the national perspective and highlights policy changes which may have an impact on the childcare market and schools
The Kirklees childcare market – future demand section which provides an update on 30 hours free childcare and links to the Kirklees Local Plan (including details about future housing developments)
School Organisation, Planning and Development
The School Organisation, Planning and Development document aims to give a clear analysis of population data and the current organisation of learning places. It outlines the current and future demand across all phases, whilst exploring strategies for securing sufficient school places to enable access for children and young people to an excellent local education system. Colleagues will be interested to know that a refresh of the current document will be published at the end of March 2017. It will included updated information on pupil numbers from the January 2017 school census and, for the first time, data around school admissions.