David Groves

Director, Openbox Consulting

David Groves

David is a school organisation and pupil place planning expert who supports schools, academy trusts, councils and Diocese on school organisation issues. David has project managed converter and sponsored academies, free school applications and implementation, school reorganisations (primary, secondary and specialist provision), and reviewed or developed pupil place planning methodologies or projections.

David has worked on a number of strategic estate projects with Cornerstone, including assessing the impact of housing developments and appraising options for expanding existing schools and/or building new ones. He managed the area expansion programme for a London Borough including consultations; technical advice for consultations processes for amalgamations and expansions; and a strategic area review of primary-phase provision.

David’s pupil place planning work includes the development of mainstream and / or SEN projections, including full data analysis, projection development and analysis, pupil mapping, preparation of DfE returns, and peer reviews of pupil place planning projections and methodology.