Public Notice - 7 June to 5 July 2019.

Details of the proposed changes to Grange Park School and the responses to the consultation were reported to and endorsed by the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 7 May 2019.  Mr Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Children’s, Young People and Education, having considered the recommendation from Cabinet Committee and all the responses to the consultation, agreed that a public notice should be issued. 

The public notice was published in a local newspaper on 7 June 2019.   The notice is displayed at all main entrances to the school.  The public notice and complete proposal documents can be downloaded from the Summary of Results section below.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposal to Nick Abrahams, KCC Area Education, West Kent Area Office, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ, Tel: 03000 410058 or email school.consultations@kent.gov.uk. 

The final date for sending in written representations is midnight on 5 July 2019.

 

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This consultation is now closed. 

As the strategic commissioner of school provision, the Local Authority has a duty to ensure that there are sufficient school places for the residents of Kent.  This duty applies to Special School provision, as well as mainstream settings. The County Council’s Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent 2019-23 is a five-year rolling plan which is updated annually.  It sets out our future plans as Strategic Commissioner of Education Provision across all types and phases of education in Kent.  A copy of the plan can be viewed from this link:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/strategies-and-policies/education-skills-and-employment-policies/education-provision

In recent years, Kent has experienced place pressure through all phases of education, including SEN, with the number of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) continuing to increase as a result.  The increased place pressure has been evident for all the main SEN need types, with autistic spectrum Disorder (ASD) being the most prevalent and fastest growing need type. Commensurately, the demand for places at Grange Park has continued to increase, with strong parental preference. 

Kent County Council is consulting on proposed changes to Grange Park School from 1st July 2019 to:

  • increase the designated number of places offered from 100 to 150;
  • alter the lower age range from 11 to 8 (11-19 to 8-19 years);
  • establish a 36 place Key Stage 2 satellite facility at the former Stansted CE Primary School site at Malthouse Road, Stansted, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 7PH.

Have your say

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by midnight on 07 April 2019., by handing it in at the school office or emailing your views to school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

An information drop-in session will be held at the Grange Park School, Borough Green Road, Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 7RD, on 18 March 2019, 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

 

 

 

Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

Privacy: Kent County Council collects and processes personal information in order to provide a range of public services. Kent County Council respects the privacy of individuals and endeavours to ensure personal information is collected fairly & lawfully.  We will follow our Data Protection Act guidelines to keep your information secure and confidential.

This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    25 Feb 2019 at 10:00
  • Closed
    7 Apr 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    07 Jun 2019

Details

Consulting Organisation Type
  • School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Tonbridge & Malling
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
  • Public meeting
Contact Details

Email :- school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

Or contact the school directly:- Grange Park School, Borough Green Road, Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 7RD