Decision details

Award of contracts for the delivery of Alternative Provision - OKD30 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Director of Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council currently commissions Chichester College Group (CCG) to deliver education provision for pupils aged 14-16 whose needs are deemed better met by a more vocational curriculum.


Building on the success to date of this service in delivering improved outcomes for these pupils such that 88% of leavers are either attending college/other education or are in apprenticeships or employment, it is proposed to continue commissioning Chichester College Group to offer this provision for a further year.


In addition, it is proposed that the Council commissions an additional 20 places with Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GB Met) for the delivery of similar provision at Northbrook college Worthing. This is to ensure that there is a 14-16 appropriate provision offer across the County and to reduce the costs of travel for children in the Worthing (South) area.


The Director of Education and Skills has approved the award of two 1 year contracts for the delivery of Alternative Provision for 14-16 year old pupils to Chichester College Group and to Greater Brighton Metropolitan College both commencing in September 2020.

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Publication date: 03/09/2020

Date of decision: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 15/09/2020

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