This consultation has now closed.

The Governing Body, in conjunction with Kent County Council (KCC) would like to expand The Maplesden Noakes School to help provide more places for local children.  It is anticipated that there will be significant medium-term pressure for additional Year 7 places in the Maidstone Non-Selective Planning Group, which could not reasonably be met by a Free School in central Maidstone or via additional temporary provision.  Therefore, KCC has asked Maplesden to provide additional places by expanding the school from 6 to 8 forms of entry (from 180 to 240 Year 7 places each year).

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 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

The consultation period runs from Monday 25 February 2019 to Monday 25 March 2019 (midnight).  Following the consultation, the Governing Body 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 25 March 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 The Maplesden Noakes School, Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0TJ, on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 4.00pm to 7.00pm

 

 

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This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    25 Feb 2019 at 10:00
  • Closed
    25 Mar 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    16 May 2019

Details

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)
  • Public meeting
Contact Details

Email:  school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

Or contact the school directly: The Maplesden Noakes School, Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0TJ