Issue details

18/00070 - Proposal to expand Speldhurst Church of England Primary School

The proposed decision is to permanently expand Speldhurst Church of England Primary School, Langton Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0NP, from 140 places to 210 places, increasing the published admission number (PAN) from 20 to 30 Reception Year places from September 2020.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: Tunbridge Wells West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2019

Decision due: Not before 29th Mar 2019 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 03000 412209 Email:


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


Other consultation planned or undertaken: 


In accordance with the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance (October 2018): Making ‘prescribed alterations’ to maintained schools, there is a need to undertake a formal statutory consultation process as the proposed changes exceed 25% of the school’s total capacity.


An Education consultation will be completed prior to the Cabinet Committee.  Further information is available on the School Consultation webpage :


The results of the consultation will be outlined to the Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee at the meeting on 28 March 2019.


Financial implications: There are no capital financial implications as this scheme is not being funded by KCC from the Basic Need budget.

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 and will be accessible on line via the following link: