Issue details

Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover, CT15 5SQ - 12/01968

Approval to submit Final Business Case to DfE & Approval to enter into the necessary contracts with the Academy, and Building Contractor

How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

This decision is needed in to progress the scheme to improve and enlarge DYRMS on behalf of the DfE.

It directly supports four of the Bold Steps for Kent. Firstly, it assists towards the target that all pupils meet their full potential. Secondly is continues to support key business sectors across Kent. Thirdly, it promotes Kent’s cultural and sporting offer through the first class facilities which will be delivered and the school will offer to the local community. Finally, through the requirement for the contractor to deliver upskilling inputs to the school curriculum it will help to shape education and skills provision around the needs of the economy.

Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

The impact of the decision is that the project will be able to submit the Final Business Case, and enter into the necessary contracts with the academy and the contractor. The budget for the project is £24.9m. The risks will be set out in the paper intended to support Cabinet in taking this decision.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

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

Decision due: December 2012 by Cabinet

The press and public may be excluded for all or part of this item - for more information see full documen

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Rebecca Spore, Director of Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01622 221151.

Consultation process



There are no additional requirements to consult. Cabinet should note that as part of the detailed planning application a public exhibition will be held in order that members of the public can view, and comment upon, the proposals.

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


2.    Key consultee groups


3.    Start and finish dates of consultation.


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


5.  Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment


6.    Informing Only (Who and when)




7.    Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting


       The scheme was discussed by Cabinet prior to them agreeing that the Feasibility Study be submitted to the DfE for approval (Decision No: 10/01481)  This next stage will require further approval to agree that the final Business Case be submitted to the DfE and a contract be entered into with both the contractor and school. 


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


The matter is not referred to in the Medium Term Plan or the capital section of the Property & Infrastructure Support 2012/13 Business Plan as the scheme does not use KCC funding.


9.    Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision?


Mike Whiting, and Roger Gough in their capacities as Cabinet Members, and Steve Manion in his capacity as ward member.


Financial implications: Rebecca Spore, Director of Property and Infrastructure Support 01622 221151

Legal implications: 12/01968 It is likely that this decision will be heard with members of the press and public excluded owing to the inclusion of exempt material in the report. The material is considered to be exempt under paragraph 3 of schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972

Equalities implications: The total project value is £24.9m (including ICT hardware) with an additional £700k for project support.


  • P&IS Business Plan