Issue details

16/00140 Proposal to increase capacity at Minster-in-Sheppey Primary School

This proposal will help to secure our 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 (2016



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

how we 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 to 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 he takes his decision to issue a public notice.

Equality Implications:  An Equality Impact Assessment has been produced and the Island Learning Trust is carrying out a consultation on the proposed increase of capacity from 510 places to 620 places and is available on line via the following link:

As the school is an academy the final decision to permanently increase the capacity of the school will be made by the Regional Schools Commissioner.


Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Sheppey;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/01/2017

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Marisa White, Area Education Officer - East Kent 03000418794 email: Tel: 01227 284407.

Consultation process

23 November 2016 - the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2017-21 was presented to Cabinet Committee prior to the final version being considered by Cabinet on 9 January 2017. 


Other consultation planned or undertaken: Minster-in-Sheppey Primary School and the Island Academy Trust carried a 4 week consultation between 14 November and 12 December 2016.


The proposed decision was discussed by the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee on 1 February 2017 and was endorsed.

Financial implications: Marisa White, Area Education Officer for East kent County Council Phone: 03000 418794. Email:

Legal implications: 16/00140


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