Public Notice - 8th March to 5th April 2019.

A public notice has been published in a local newspaper on Friday 8th March 2019. It is also displayed at all main entrances to the school. A copy is available in the Document section below.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposals to David Adams, Area Education Officer, Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent or email

The closing date for objections and comments is Friday 5th April 2019.



Update - February 2019

A copy of the signed Record of Decision is now available to view in the Summary of Results section below.


This Consultation has now closed.


Kent County Council (KCC) as the Local Authority has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient school places are available. The County Council’s Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent 2018-22 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:

The Governing Body of Speldhurst Church of England Primary School has expressed a wish to increase its intake permanently from September 2020 and has directly secured planning permission and funding to facilitate this.  This would expand the school from 140 places to 210 places, increasing the published admission number (PAN) from 20 to 30 Reception Year places.

KCC has agreed to undertake consultation on the basis that this proposal will add additional choice to parents seeking a school place in Tunbridge Wells.  In this instance KCC is not commissioning the additional places directly and wishes to seek views from key stakeholders prior to a decision being taken. 

The consultation period runs from Monday 19 November 2018 to Monday 17 December 2018.  Following the consultation, the County Council will consider all views expressed and then make a decision on how to proceed.

Have your say

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by midnight on 17 December 2018, by handing it in at the school office or emailing your views to

An information drop-in session will be held at the Speldhurst School on Thursday 29th November from 4.00 - 5.00pm.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    19 Nov 2018 at 10:00
  • Closed
    17 Dec 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    21 Feb 2019


Consulting Organisation Type School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Tunbridge Wells
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

By email to:

By post to: Speldhurst Church of England Primary School, Langton Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0NP