Issue details

Langley Park , Maidstone - New School

This decision will support the objectives set out in “Facing the Challenge” by placing the customer at the heart of service delivery by providing additional provision arising from the new Langley Park developments.
This decision is also in line with the objectives set out in the Kent Commissioning Plan for Education to comply with the statutory duty to provide sufficient schools and school places for Kent people.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Maidstone Rural North; Maidstone Rural South; Maidstone South East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/11/2014

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Kevin Shovelton, Director Education Planning & Access 03000 412209 and 01622 694174 Email:, Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent Email:

Consultation process

Financial Implications:
Capital expenditure for the project will be funded from developer contributions and basic need capital budget. Details will be outlined in the report submitted to the Cabinet Member for Education Health and Reform.
Legal Implications:
KCC will seek expressions of interest to establish an Academy/Free School in accordance with Section 6A of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the Academy/Free School presumption guidance (October 2014).
Equality Implications:
An Equality Impact Assessment will be completed as part of the proposal.
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The project is referenced in the Kent Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2015-19 which was discussed by Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee on 24 September 2014 and formally agreed by Cabinet on 13 October 2014.

Members of the Education and Young People’s Cabinet Committee will be informed of the proposed decision on 24 November 2014.


Community consultation will be undertaken from week commencing 3 November 2014 for one month. A consultation event will be held on the week commencing 22 November 2014.


Local Electoral Divisions: Maidstone South East, Gary Cooke and Maidstone Rural North, Paul Carter.                     

Financial implications: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer (West Kent), 03000 412209 Kevin Shovelton, Director of Education Planning and Access, 01622 694174

Legal implications: 14/00140

Equalities implications: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m and Affects more than two Electoral Divisions