Issue details

The Future of Stansted CEP School, Malthouse Road, Sevenoaks

To issue a public notice to discontinue Stansted CEP School from 31 August 2015; and subject to no objections not already considered, discontinue the school with effect from 31 August 2015

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Malling North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/01/2015

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent 03000 412209 and 03000 416677 Email:, Kevin Shovelton, Director Education Planning & Access Email:

Consultation process

Financial Implications will be outlined in the report to Education and Young People's Services Cabinet Committee.
Legal Implications: When deciding a proposal for the closure of a rural primary school, the decision maker must refer to the Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order to confirm the school is a rural school.
Under section 15(4) of the EIA 2006 when formulating a proposal the proposer must consider: the likely effect of the closure of the school on the local community; educational standards at the school and the likely effect on standards at neighbouring schools; the availability, and likely cost to the LA, of transport to other schools; any increase in the use of transport.
Proposals for closure of a school must contain the information specified in Schedule 2 of The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013. Proposers must also follow the five stage statutory process for closing a school.
All determinations on school closure proposals must be based on the factors outlined in the Decision Makers Guidance (at Annex B) of the Department for Education School Organisation maintained schools January 2014.
Equality Implications: An Equality Impact Assessment Screening Form has been completed as part of the proposal and can be accessed from


Members of the Education and Young People’s Cabinet Committee will discuss the proposed decision on 15 April 2015.

A public consultation on the proposal to discontinue Stansted CEP School will run from 16 January 2015 – 6 March 2015. Documentation can be found on the KCC website:

Electoral Division affected is Malling North and the local Member is Sarah Hohler

Financial implications: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer (West Kent 03000 412209 Kevin Shovelton, Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 416677

Legal implications: 15/00009


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