Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Oakley School is the PSCN school for Tunbridge Wells. Its designated age range is 2-18 years. All other PSCN schools in Kent are designated up to age 19 years (ie include Year 14 - young people who turn 19 during the academic year). Oakley School has established a separate company which is an Independent Specialist College (Oakley College) for young adults aged 19-25 years. This takes young people who are aged 19 (i.e. Year 15). The anomaly of Oakley being the sole PSCN school without provision for Year 14 and the fact pupils have a one-year gap before they can enter Oakley College needs to be addressed.
Increase the age range of Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells from 2-18 to 2-19 and increase the designated number from 242-252 places.
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Date of decision: 03/07/2019
Effective from: 11/07/2019