The Cabinet Member for Education & Skills is asked to agree the proposed changes to Greenfields Community Primary School, Oxford Road, Maidstone ME15 8DF to alter the age range from 3-11 years to 2-11 years from September 2020.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: Maidstone South;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/04/2020
Decision due: Not before 18th May 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
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 Education and Skills
Lead director: Keith Abbott
Department: Education & Young People's Services
Contact: Nick Abrahams, Area Education Officer – West Kent Tel: 03000410058 Email: Nicholas.Abrahams@kent.gov.uk.
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.
The consultation runs from 3rd March 2020 to 31st March 2020. Further information is available on the School Consultation webpage:
Financial implications: The building works for the proposed scheme will be funded by the SNCF capital grant of up to £369,300 provided by the DfE. The school will also receive revenue funding from the County Council based on the number of children in the setting and hours that they attend, through the Early Years Funding Formula which includes Free for 2 funding for eligible children.
Legal implications: There are no specific legal implications for KCC. The change relates to children who are under the statutory school age.
Equalities implications: An Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) has been produced and is accessible online via the following link: www.kent.gov.uk/schoolconsultations. No issues have been identified in the early stage EqIA, but the assessment will be reviewed as the project continues.