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: For Determination
Division affected: Maidstone South; Malling North;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/07/2015
Department: Education & Young People's Services
Contact: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent 0300417008 and 03000412209 Email: email@example.com, Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01622 696588.
The new proposals to make a further prescribed alternation to Five Acre Wood School and Holmesdale Technology College by creating a secondary Satellite provision for up to 70 students on the Holmesdale Technology College site will require the reconfiguration of existing teaching rooms to make provision for specialist teaching spaces. The works include the refurbishment of all mobiles and the Wolfe Building to provide 5 classrooms, common room with food technology, staff areas, break out space, a care suite and adequate toilet provision. The capital costs associated with this new proposal are in the region of £495,000.
Human – Five Acre Wood School will appoint additional teachers, as the school size increases and the need arises
A public consultation was held between 18 May 2015 and 19 June 2015
Views were also sought from:
The Local Members for Maidstone South, Malling North and Malling Rural North East have been consulted.
Headteacher and Governing Body of Five Acre Wood School
School Principal and Governing Body of Holmesdale Technology College
KCC Head of SEN Assessment and Placement
The Area Education Officer, Jared Nerah.
Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee discussed and endorsed the proposed decision at its meeting held on 8 July 2015.
Financial implications: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent Telephone: 03000 412209 Email: Jared.email@example.com Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access Telephone: 03000 417008 Email: Keith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal implications: 15/00050