Issue details

North Kent School Expansion Programme 2016-2017

The Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform is asked to consider and endorse the recommendations to:
(i) Allocate funds from the Education and Young People’s Services Basic Need Budget in order that the proposals may go ahead:
a. Enlarge Hextable Primary School in Sevenoaks, from 2FE to 3FE for September 2016
b. Enlarge Seal Church of England (VC) Primary School in Sevenoaks, from 1FE to 2FE for September 2016
c. Enlarge Weald Primary School in Sevenoaks, from a PAN of 20 to a PAN of 30 for September 2016
d. Enlarge Wentworth Primary School ()Academy) in Dartford, from a PAN of 70 to a PAN of 90 for September 2016
e. Enlarge Singlewell Primary School in Gravesham, from 1FE to 2FE for September 2016
f. Enlarge Brent Primary School (Academy) in Dartford, from 2FE to 3FE for September 2016
g. Enlarge Craylands Primary School in Dartford, from 1FE to 2FE for September 2016
h. Enlarge Dartford Bridge Primary School , Dartford, from 2FE to 3FE for September 2016
i. Enlarge Fleetdown Primary School in Dartford, from 3FE to 4FE for September 2016
j. Enlarge Tymberwood Academy in Gravesham from 2FE to 3FE for September 2016
k. Enlarge Copperfield Academy in Gravesham, from 2FE to 3FE for September 2016
l. Enlarge Westcourt Primary School in Gravesham, from 1FE to 2FE for September 2016
m. Extend the year groups to include 2FE of primary provision, making St George's CE School an all-through provision from 2017
n. Enlarge Churchill Primary School in Sevenoaks, from a PAN of 50 to a PAN of 60 for September 2017
(ii) Authorise the Director of Property and Infrastructure Support in consultation with the Director of Law and Governance to enter into any necessary contracts/ agreements on behalf of the County Council
(iii) Authorise the Director of Property and Infrastructure Support to be the nominated Authority Representative within the relevant agreements and to enter into variations as envisaged under the contracts.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: Dartford West; Gravesend East; Northfleet & Gravesend West; Sevenoaks East; Sevenoaks West; Swanley;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2015

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Ian Watts, Area Education Officer – North Kent 03000 416677 and 03000 414302 Email: ian.watts@kent.gov.uk Tel: 03000 414302, Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access Email: keith.abbott@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01622 696588.

Consultation process

Financial Implications: will be outlined in the report to Education and Young People’s Cabinet Committee
The Officer Scheme of Delegation; under Appendix 2 part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, provides a clear and appropriate link between these decisions and the actions needed to implement these.
Equality Implications: Equality Impact Assessments can be found at: www.kent.gov.uk/schoolconsultations
Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?
Yes

Consultees

The proposals will be presented at three separate Cabinet Committees over the next 6- 8 months as the results of the public consultations are received.

School consultations can be found at: www.kent.gov.uk/schoolconsultations

The following Members and electoral divisions will be affected by these decisions:

Hextable Primary School, Cllr Robert Brookbank, Swanley
Seal Church of England (VC) Primary School, Cllr Nick Chard, Sevenoaks East
Weald Primary School, Cllr Nick Chard, Sevenoaks East
Wentworth Primary School (Academy), Cllr Jan Ozog, Dartford West
Singlewell Primary School, Cllr Colin Caller & Cllr Jane Cribbon, Gravesham East
Brent Primary School (Academy), Cllr Penny Cole, Dartford East
Craylands Primary School, Cllr Peter Harmon, Swanscombe & Greenhithe
Dartford Bridge Primary School, Cllr Tom Maddison, Dartford North
Fleetdown Primary School, Cllr Penny Cole, Dartford East
Tymberwood Academy, Cllr Colin Caller & Cllr Jane Cribbon, Gravesham East
Copperfield Academy, Cllr Narinderjit Thandi and Cllr Sue Howes, Northfleet & Gravesend West
Westcourt Primary School, Cllr Colin Caller & Cllr Jane Cribbon, Gravesham East
St George's CE School, Cllr Narinderjit Thandi and Cllr Sue Howes, Northfleet & Gravesend West
Churchill Primary School, Cllr Richard Parry, Sevenoaks West

Financial implications: Ian Watts, Area Education Officer – North Kent Tel number: 03000 414302 ian.watts@kent.gov.uk Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 416677 keith.abbott@kent.gov.uk

Legal implications: 15/00093

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