Issue details

12/02022 - Expansion of Otford Primary School, Sevenoaks

The Commissioning Plan for Education provision identified a pressure for places in this locality and a potential shortfall for 2013/14.  An expansion of Otford Primary School will help to address these pressures whilst adhering to the principles within the commissioning plan to expand those schools which are successful and have high demand.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

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

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
If the public notice is not issued immediately there will be insufficient time to procure and deliver the works, leading to a deficit in local school places in September 2013. There would be a negative impact on the implementation of the project and necessary building works would be delayed with the real possibility of the school not being expanded in time. The County could fail to meet its statutory obligations to provide school places, and would incur significant reputational risk.

Decision due: Not before 18th Jan 2013 by Cabinet Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead director: Kevin Shovelton

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Simon Webb, Principal Primary Adviser Tel: 01732 525110 e-mail:


Consultation targeting the following stakeholders is being undertaken:


MP, Local Members, Local Councils (District, Town and Parish), Schools, Pre-schools, Parents, Staff, Governors, Pupils, Professional Associations, Diocesan Boards of Education, DfE, LCTB


The consultation will run from 3 December 2012 – 28 January 2013


Legal implications: 12/02022