Decision details

19/00038 - Increase in the age range and the designated number at Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells

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

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