Issue details

Award of contracts for the delivery of Alternative Provision

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/07/2020

Decision due: September 2020 by Director of Education and Skills

Lead member: Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills

Lead director: Paul Wagstaff

Contact: Ellie Evans, Head of Pupil Entitlement Email: Tel: 033022023582.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Education and Skills via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life


Background papers

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