School Organisation and Planning

The services provided by the School Organisation and Planning team.

The School Organisation and Planning Team is responsible for the following:

  • Strategy for accurate place planning for schools and settings and ensuring a sufficient supply of early years and school places (including opening new schools)
  • The technical arrangements around new types of educational provision (such as Free Schools)
  • The school and early years capital programmes
  • School admissions
  • Transport and access to all schools across the county and cross border arrangements with other local authorities

Pupil Place Plan

The Pupil Place Plan brings together information and sets out issues we will face in meeting our statutory duties for providing school places. It is available to view on the public website.

School Organisation Stakeholders Group

The SOSG meets quarterly, comprising representatives from:

  • Church of England and Catholic Dioceses,
  • OSSHTA (Oxfordshire Secondary School Headteachers’ Association),
  • OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers’ Association),
  • OASSH (Oxfordshire Association of Special School Headteachers),
  • OGA (Oxfordshire Governors’ Association),
  • all Oxfordshire District Councils,
  • OCC Councillors representing the political parties
  • OCC Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Families.

Members of the School Organisation & Planning team at Oxfordshire County Council organise and report to the meetings.

Notes of the meetings can be found on our public webpage.

Any enquiries about SOSG should be made to Justine Miniken, Access to Learning at in the first instance.