To receive the report by the Corporate Director for Education and Young People’s Services detailing the requirements for increasing capacity in four Secondary schools in East Kent from September 2016 and asking the Cabinet Committee to consider the need for additional Secondary capacity in East Kent and agree to the allocations proposed in the report.
1) Marisa White, Area Education Officer (East Kent), introduced the report asking to allocate £14.2m from the budget to increase capacity in four Secondary schools in East Kent. She explained there was a clear need for capacity in these schools. A potential new drop off point opposite Sittingbourne Community College was also being considered to alleviate congestion.
2) A view was expressed that was no question as to the pressure for additional spaces at Sittingbourne Community college and that local members should be fully consulted on traffic mitigation outside the school.
3) RESOLVED that the recommendations are considered and endorsed.