Issue details

New Primary School Provision - Various

To seek approval from the Cabinet Member to allocate capital funds from the Targeted Basic Need budget to create new schools in the following areas:

·         New 1FE Primary School provision at Kings Hill;

·         New 1FE Primary School provision at Leybourne Chase, (West Malling)

·         New 1FE Primary School provision at Holborough Lakes, (Snodland)

·         New 1FE Primary School provision in East Folkestone.

·         New 2FE Primary School provision at Thistle Hill, (Isle of Sheppey)

Capital: The accommodation required and associated costs are listed in section 4 of this report.
Human: If required, the schools will appoint additional teaching and support staff at the appropriate time.
Financial: The costs given for individual projects are budget estimates and it is proposed that all projects are managed at a programme level within the overall Basic Need approved budget for 2014/15 and 2015/16
Legal Implications: Any implications will be contained in the report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform
Equality Implications: An Equality Impact assessment was completed as part of the consultation

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/08/2014

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Financial information which if publicly available, would be detrimental to the efficient and effective negotiations of the Council's property team will be exempt from publication.

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Kevin Shovelton, Director Education Planning & Access 01622 694174 Email:, Rebecca Spore, Director of Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01622 221151.


On 27 September 2013, Education Cabinet Committee received a report on Targeted Basic Needs Projects and the Committee resolved to: endorse the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform on the proposed decisions to expand and build at the schools and in the areas identified.

The following electoral divisions are particularly affected by the porposals; Kings Hill, Malling, East Folkestone, Isle of Sheppey

Financial implications: Relevant Directors: Kevin Shovelton Director of Education Planning and Access 01622 694174 Rebecca Spore Director of Property and Infrastructure Support 01622 221151

Legal implications: 14/00093

Equalities implications: Proposed decision, if agreed, will involve spenditure over the financial criteria of £1million