Outcome of Public Notice


The public notice period in respect of creating a Specialist Resource Provision at The Judd School ended on 13 July 2018.

No responses were received and therefore Mr Paul Carter, the Leader of Kent County Council, has confirmed that his decision of 1 June 2018 will stand.

A Specialist Resource Provision for 20 students with an Education, Health and Care Plan for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be established at The Judd School, with effect from 1 September 2019.



Public Notice - 15th June to 13th July 2018

A public notice was published in a local newspaper on Friday 15th June 2018.    It is also displayed at all main entrances to the school.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposals to Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer (West Kent) at the above address or email school.consultations@kent.gov.uk.  The closing date for objections and comments is 13 July 2018.



Original Text


The County Council is the strategic commissioner of education provision in Kent and has a duty to ensure that sufficient school places are available to meet demand. The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent sets out our commissioning intentions and is revised annually. The 2018-22 iteration was approved by Cabinet at its meeting of 15 January 2018.

Kent County Council is proposing to establish a new Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for up to 20 students with ASD at The Judd School from September 2019. The Local Authority recognises that the school has already invested in developing its staff expertise in ASD and will continue to do so, to create an ASD friendly environment across the whole school and the proposal builds on this. The school is happy to host the SRP and is confident that its staff have the relevant expertise and skills to meet the needs of these students.


The consultation period will take place from Wednesday 28 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 (midnight).


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 Wednesday 28 March 2018, 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 school on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 4.30 to 6.30 pm.



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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    28 Feb 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    28 Mar 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    15 Jun 2018


Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council, 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, Public meeting
Contact Details

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

Post:- The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PN.