Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: Malling North; Tonbridge;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2015
Department: Education & Young People's Services
Contact: Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 416677 and 03000 412209 Email: email@example.com Tel: 01622 696588, Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCC is proposing to relocate and enlarge Wouldham All Saints CEPS by 30 places taking the PAN to 60 (2FE) for the September 2017 intake and eventually a total capacity of 420 places.
Agreement has been reached on Heads of Terms with the developer Trenport (Peters Village) Ltd to sell to KCC the site for a 3 form entry school for £1, serviced and accessed via a vehicular bell mouth.
On the transfer of the new school all obligations concerning Education Contributions and Education Land as set out in the May 2006 Section 106 Agreement will be cancelled and new obligations entered into to provide KCC with a total of £4.43 million by the end of 2018. The payment dates have been agreed in principle with Trenport.
i. The school will receive increased funding through the Delegated Budget on a 'per pupil' basis.
ii. Growth funding will be provided annually for the new Reception Year class for three years. This will include a £6,000 contribution towards the set up costs of each class.
iii. The costs of the satellite unit would be met from the Dedicated Schools Grant, with funding being provided to Ridge View School to run the provision. A detailed agreement will be set out in a Memorandum of Understanding, which will be agreed and signed by both schools.
b. Human – Wouldham All Saints CEPS and Ridge View School will appoint additional teachers and support staff, as the school size increases and the need arises.
The outcome of the Education Consultation will be discussed by the
Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee on 15
Other consultation planned or undertaken:
An Education consultation commenced on 7 October 2015 and closed on 11 November 2015. Further information is available on the School Consultation webpage : http://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/wouldhamschool/consultationHome
Please note that a separate consultation is currently underway on the proposals to:
• establish a Satellite provision of Ridge View School at Wouldham All Saints CEP School for 48 students with moderate to severe learning difficulties and
• increase the designated number of Ridge View School from 180 to 228 from 1 September 2017.
The proposal to relocate and expand Wouldham All Saints CEPS is linked to, but not contingent upon the proposals listed above. Full details and a copy of the consultation paper can be found at: http://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/ridgeview/consultationHome
Views have been sought
from the following:
Local Members: Peter Homewood - Malling Rural North
Richard Long and Christopher Smith -Tonbridge
Tracey Crouch MP, Chatham and Aylesford
The Rochester Diocese Board of Education
The Headteacher and Governing Body of Wouldham All Saints CEPS
The Headteacher and Governing Body of Ridge View School; and
The Head of SEN Assessment and Placement Area Education Officer
Financial implications: Jared Nehra Area Education Officer – West Kent Tel number: 03000 412209 email@example.com Keith Abbott Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 416677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal implications: 15/00092