Issue details

Proposed Alterations to Five Acre Wood School (Maidstone) and Holmesdale Technology College (Tonbridge and Malling)

To increase the designated number of places offered at Five Acre Wood School, Boughton Lane, Maidstone ME15 9QF from 275 to 330 places for 4 January 2016

To establish a satellite provision at Holmesdale Technology College, Malling Road, Snodland for 70 students with moderate to severe learning difficulties for 4 January

To alter the lower age range at Five Acre Wood School, Boughton Lane, Maidstone ME15 9QF to include nursery provision for 1 September 2016.

And, subject to no objections, not already considered, to the public notice  to  Implement the proposals

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Maidstone South; Malling North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/05/2015

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent 03000 412209 Email:

Consultation process

Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform has agreed to support the undertaking of a public consultation to seek the views of the education and wider communities on the proposal


A consultation from 18 May to 19 June 2015 is underway

Financial implications: Jared Nehra Area Education Officer for West Kent 03000 412209

Legal implications: 15/00050