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South Borough Primary School - Proposed Expansion

Update - 19 February 2016:

The consultation period has now closed.  The Academy Trust will consider all views and then consider referring the proposals to the Secretary of State for Education to make the final decision.

The proposal to expand South Borough PS was also discussed at the Education and Young People’s Cabinet Committee on 21 January 2016.  The Cabinet Committee endorsed the recommendation to allocate monies to fund the expansion of the school. 

Following this recommendation the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform took the decision to release the funding, subject to planning permission being granted.  

A copy of the Committee Report and Record of Decision can be found below (or by clicking here).


Original consultation text:

The Swale Academies Trust, in collaboration with Kent County Council have commenced a consultation on a proposal to permanently increase the capacity of South Borough Primary School from 210 places expanding incrementally from September 2017 to a total of 420 places in September 2023.  The published admission number (PAN) for the school would increase from 30 to 60 from September 2017.

The consultation period will take place from 11th January 2016 – 8th February 2016.  Following the consultation, the Academy Trust will consider all views express by stakeholders and then make a decision on how to proceed.

If the Academy Trust agrees to continue with the expansion, then approval will be sought from the Secretary of State.

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by midday on Monday, 8th February 2016 either by handing it in at the school office or emailing your views to

An information drop-in session will be held at the school on 28 January 2016 from 4.30 – 6.00 where there will also be an opportunity to view some initial concept designs.

This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name South Borough Primary School - Proposed Expansion
Description The Swale Academies Trust is consulting on a proposed expansion to this school, from 210 pupils to 420 pupils incrementally between September 2017 and September 2023.
Dates From 11 Jan 2016 at 16:00 to 8 Feb 2016 at 12:00. The results were published on 19 Feb 2016.
Status Complete
Consulting Organisation Type School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Maidstone
Consultation Topic General interest, Children and families, Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods Other survey / questionnaire / forms, Open responses (e.g. letters and email), Stakeholder event
Contact Details

Address: Stagshaw Close, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6TL
Phone: 01622 752161