Issue details

18/00062 - Proposed changes to Specialist provision in Maidstone and Malling

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Maidstone Central; Maidstone North East; Maidstone South; Malling North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/11/2018

Decision due: Not before 21st Dec 2018 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: Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer - West Kent Tel: 03000 412209 Email:


15 January 2018 - the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2018-22 was endorsed by the Cabinet Committee.


In accordance with the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance (April 2016): Making ‘prescribed alterations’ to maintained schools, there was a need to undertake a formal statutory consultation process.


An education consultation has been completed prior to the cabinet committee.  Further information is available on the School Consultation webpage:


The results of the consultation were reported to the Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee at the meeting on 29th November 2018.


Financial implications: Capital – There is no additional capital expenditure required for this proposal. Revenue – FAW and East Borough will receive additional revenue funding in accordance with the Pupil Growth Policy established by KCC and the Schools’ Funding Forum. Human - The schools will appoint additional staff as and when appropriate.

Legal implications: N/A

Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment has been produced and is accessible online via the following link: