Issue details

16/00100 Proposal to expand Harrietsham CEP School

The Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform is asked to consider and endorse the recommendations to:


  1. Expand Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, West Street, Harrietsham, Kent ME17 1JZ, from 210 places to 420 places, increasing the published admission number (PAN) from 30 to 60 for Year R entry in September 2018.
  2. Allocate the budget from the Basic Needs budget (full details to be provided within the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee Report)
  3. Enter into any necessary contracts/ agreements on behalf of the County Council
  4. Authorise the Director of Infrastructure to be the nominated Authority Representative within the relevant agreements and to enter into variations as envisaged under the contracts.


How the decision relates to Facing the Challenge and Corporate Objectives


This proposal will help to secure the ambition “to ensure that Kent’s young

people have access to the education, work and skills opportunities necessary

to support Kent business to grow and be increasingly competitive in the

national and international economy” as set out in ‘Increasing Opportunities,

Improving Outcomes: Kent County Council’s Strategic Statement (2015



The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent 2016-2020 sets out

how the County Council will carry out our responsibility for ensuring there are sufficient places of high quality, in the right places, for all learners, and this proposal

supports that aim to provide sufficient places where they are needed.

Financial Implications:  The costs of this project will be outlined in the report that will be considered by the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee.

Legal Implications: Any legal implications will be identified in the report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform before the decision to agree the capital expenditure required to provide the school with additional accommodation.

Equality Implications:  An Equality Impact Assessment will be produced and will be accessible on line via the following link: .

The matter is referred to in the Business Plan/Medium Term Capital Programme.


Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: Maidstone Rural East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/10/2016

Department: Education & Young People's Services

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

Consultation process

15 December 2015 - The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2016-20 was endorsed by the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee prior to the final version being considered and approved by Cabinet on 21 March 2016


Other consultation planned or undertaken: 


An Education consultation commenced on 19 September 2016 and will close on 17 October 2016.  Further information is available on the School Consultation webpage:



the proposed decision will be discussed on 23 Nov

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

Legal implications: 16/00100


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