Decision details

Proposal to expand Wyvern School, Ashford

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Kent’s Strategy for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aims to address, amongst other things, gaps in provision.  Therefore, the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent (2015-19) sets out the intention to commission 250 additional SEN school places.  The Plan also mentioned a specific need to expand Wyvern School by up to 80 places.  


In reaching this decision I will take into account:

  • the views expressed by those attending the public consultation meeting on 15 September 2015, and those put in writing in response to the consultation;
  • the views of the local County Councillors; Headteacher and Governing Body of Wyvern School;
  • the Equalities Impact Assessment and comments received regarding this; and
  • the views of the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee, which will be added after the meeting on 15 December 2015




As Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform I agree to:


Issue a public notice to permanently increase the designated number of Wyvern School to with effect from 01 September 2016


And, following the ending of the public notice period:-


Approve the permanent increase the designated number of Wyvern School to with effect from 01 September 2016


Should objections, not already considered by me when taking this decision, be received during the notice period a separate decision will be required in order to continue the proposal and allow for a proper consideration of the points raised.


Publication date: 16/12/2015

Date of decision: 16/12/2015

Effective from: 24/12/2015

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