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Stone Bay School - age range, pupil numbers and residential placement changes.

Update - No written objections received during the public notice period

Friday 19 May 2017

 

As no written objections or comments were received during the Public Notice period, the decision to make the following changes to Stone Bay School is confirmed:

  • Change the age range of the school from 11-19 years to 8-19 years
  • Increase the designated number of the school from 66 to 80
  • Change the residential placements from fortnightly to weekly boarding, Monday to Thursday, term time only.  The maximum number of residential places will be 30.

 

The following bodies may appeal to the Schools Adjudicator against the decision within four weeks of the decision being confirmed:

  • The Church of England Diocese of Canterbury
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark

 

 

Public Notice period - 19 April to 17 May 2017

  

The consultation on the proposal to make changes to Stone Bay School ended on 6 February 2017 and details of the proposal and the responses to the consultation were reported to Education and Young People’s Cabinet Committee on 1 February 2017. 

Mr Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform, having considered the recommendation from Cabinet Committee and all the responses to the consultation, agreed that a public notice should be issued.  Mr Gough also took into consideration his discussions with Social Care, Health and Wellbeing on the impact of ceasing fortnightly boarding.  The public notice published in the Thanet Extra on 19 April 2017, can be found below in the documents section, together with the complete proposal, signed Record of Decision and report. 

Alternatively, you may use this link to the Public Notice. 

The closing date for sending in objections and comments is 17 May 2017 and written representations should be sent to Marisa White, Area Education Officer, Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, CT5 3SS. Email: school.consultations@kent.gov.uk.

 

The original Public Consultation ran from 9 January to 6 February 2017

  

Original text

  

Kent County Council would like to hear your views on a proposal to permanently change the age-range of Stone Bay (Community Special) School from 11-19 to 8-19, increase the designated number from 66 to 80 and change the residential  placements from fortnightly to weekly boarding (Monday to Thursday) term time only from September 2017.

 

The public consultation will run from 09 January to 06 February 2017.  

 

The consultation document below gives you details of the proposal, information on the background to it, and outlines the current position. 

 

There is a response form at the end of the consultation document, which we ask you to complete and return to Marisa White, Area Education Officer, East Kent Office, Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, CT5 3SS by midday on 06 February. 

 

You can also email your comments to school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

The public consultation from 9 January to 6 February 2017, followed by a Public Notice period between 19 April and 17 May 2017.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Stone Bay School - age range, pupil numbers and residential placement changes.
Description Proposal to change the age range to include Key Stage 2 classes, increase the designated number and change from fortnightly to weekly residential placements.
Dates From 19 Apr 2017 at 09:00 to 17 May 2017 at 23:59. The results will be published by 01 Jun 2017.
Status Closed
Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Thanet
Consultation Topic General interest, Accessibility, equalities and diversity, Children and families, Schools, education and learning, Young people, youth
Consultation Methods Other survey / questionnaire / forms, Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

Marisa White, Area Education Officer, East Kent Office, Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, CT5 3SS

school.consultations@kent.gov.uk