Issue details

17/00100 - A permanent 2FE expansion of Ursuline College from September 2019

The proposal to enlarge Ursuline College by two forms of entry 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 (2015-2020)’.


The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent 2017-2020 sets out how we will carry out our responsibility for ensuring there are sufficientplaces of high quality, in the right places, for all learners and this proposal supports that aim to provide sufficient places where they are needed.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Birchington & Rural;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2017

Decision due: Not before 23rd Nov 2017 by Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Lead director: Keith Abbott

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Marisa White, Area Education Officer - East Kent Tel: 03000 418794 Email: Tel: 01227 284407.


·         23 November 2016 - the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2017-21 was endorsed by the Cabinet Committee prior to the final version being considered and approved by Cabinet on 23 January 2017


·       8 July 2015 – A report on the Future Provision of Secondary Education in Kent – Cabinet Committee noted the actions required to increase Secondary school capacity to meet the demands of a growing Secondary school population.


It is planned that the Academy will hold a four week consultation on the proposed enlargement starting in autumn 2017. The Academy will seek approval from the Secretary of State for the proposed enlargement.  If agreed, the Academy will consult on permanently increasing their published admission number from 120 to 180.

Financial implications: The costs to this project will be outlined in the report that will be considered by the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee.

Legal implications: Any legal implications will be identified in the report to the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education before he takes his decision to agree the capital expenditure required to provide the school with additional accommodation.

Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment will be produced before the start of the consultation process and will be accessible on line via the following link:


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