Issue details

Grange Park, Wrotham - Increase designated number

In reaching this decision I will take into account:

  • the views expressed by those put in writing in response to the consultation;
  • the views of the District and Parish Councils, the local County Councillor; Governing Bodies of the schools, the Staff and Pupils;
  • the Equalities Impact Assessment and comments received regarding this; and

the views of the Education Cabinet and Young People’s Services Committee.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Malling North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/11/2015

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 416677 and 03000 412209 Email: Tel: 01622 696588, Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent Email:

Consultation process

Financial Implications:


  1. Capital –No capital implications.

b.    Revenue:  The schools delegated budget will be allocated for an agreed number of commissioned places in accordance with the Place Plus High Needs funding methodology. 

Equality Implications: Equality Impact Assessments can be found at:   An Equality Impact Assessment has been completed as part of the consultation.  To date no comments have been received and no changes are required to the Equality Impact Assessment.

Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?


The Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee will discuss the outcome of the Education Consultation at its meeting on 15 December 2015.

The proposal to increase the designated number of special schools including Grange Park was considered by Education Cabinet Committee on 14 March 2014.

An Education consultation is due to commence on 2 November 2015 and will close on 30 November 2015. Further information is available on the School Consultation webpage.

School consultations can be found at:

Local Member: Valerie Dagger - Malling West

Financial implications: Jared Nehra Area Education Officer – West Kent Tel number: 03000 412209 Keith Abbott Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 416677

Legal implications: 15/00098


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