Issue details

Commissioning of primary school places in Swale district - 12/01959

All school expansions are now listed as individual decisions and therefore the overarching decisions have been abandoned.





The Cabinet Member to agree to the proposal to enlarge Lansdowne Primary School by 1 FE.  This is a permanent significant enlargement and as such requires formal process including issue of public notice

How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

The project is in line with Kent strategies and in particular supports the following;

 Bold Steps for Kent prioritises 

3  Ensure all pupils meet their full potential

4: Shape education and skills provision around the needs of the Kent economy

9. Support new housing growth that is affordable, sustainable and with the appropriate infrastructure


The Commissioning Plan

One of the key strategic roles of the Local Authority is to ensure there are sufficient education places of high quality available to the children and young people of Kent.  This responsibility is intertwined with our other strategic duties; to promote high standards in schools, and to be the champion of children, families and their communities.  The new Commissioning Plan will set out how Kent will discharge its responsibility as the Strategic Commissioner of education provision

These proposals are incorporated in the 'Commissioning Plan for Education – Kent'.

Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

If this proposal does not go ahead, there will be a risk of there being insufficient Year R places for Sittingbourne for September 2013 and beyond.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Decision due: January 2013 by Cabinet Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Alison Osbourne, Area Education Officer - East Kent Email: Tel: 01227 284461.

Consultation process



The consultation list and procedure is according Part 2 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

Gather information regarding the planned changes outlined in the consultation document.

Key consultee groups

Parents and pupils, head teachers, Chairs of Governors, local members, MPs, District Council, Parish Councils, local residents and the Locality Board.

Start and finish dates of consultation.

Please check the consultation webpage at the following link:

Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found

This is underway and will be available once the consultation is live

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

December 2012

Informing Only (Who and when)


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? It is scheduled for ELS Cabinet Committee on 12 September 2012


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

Swale Local Members


Financial implications: Alison Osborne, AEO – East Kent, 01227 284407

Legal implications: 12/01959

Equalities implications: Effects more than two electoral divisions