Issue details

19/00009 - Proposal to change the age range of Bysing Wood Primary School, Faversham, from 4-11 years to 2-11 years

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education proposes to issue a public notice to permanently change the age range of the school and subject to no objections being received to the public notice, and change the age range from 4-11 years to 2-11 years in order to establish a Governing Body run nursery provision at Bysing Wood Primary School.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: Faversham;

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

Decision due: Not before 4th Feb 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: Marisa White, Area Education Officer - East Kent Tel: 03000 418794 Email: marisa.white@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01227 284407.

Consultees

A four-week public consultation is planned to take place between 07 January and 04 February 2019. At the end of the consultation period, a report will be provided for the Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on the outcome of the consultation. Because of the timescale involved to enable the school to open the nursery at the start of Term 5 (if agreed), the public notice would have to be published at the beginning of March. Therefore, the decision will need to be taken by the Cabinet Member in February, outside of the Cabinet Committee Meeting.

 

Financial implications: There are no financial implications for KCC. The former Rainbow Pre-school accommodation forms part of the Children’s Centre located on the Bysing Wood Primary School site. The school will be able to take over this accommodation and will themselves finance the purchase of the equipment from the former Rainbow Pre-school.

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 issue a public notice.

Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment is attached and will also be accessible on line via the following link: www.kent.gov.uk/schoolconsultations at the start of the consultation.