Proposers for a new school at Langley Park

  • Address: Langley Park development, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent
  • Proposed opening date: September 2016
  • Size: 420 places for boys and girls aged 4-11

We are responsible for making sure there are enough school places for all pupils. We also work towards raising education standards and help children and their families in securing good quality education. The Kent Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2015-2019 is key to achieving these aims and identifies the need for new school provision across Kent. One need is a new two-form entry primary school at Langley Park in the Maidstone district. Our Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) identifies a second need for more specialist resource base provisions (SRBP) for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Documents

Dates

Invitation to submit a proposal published 4 November 2014
New school community consultation commences 6 November 2014
New school consultation drop-in session Week commencing 24 November 2014
Deadline for receipt of applications 2 December 2014
New school community consultation ends 2 December 2014
KCC informs DfE of all proposals received 3 December 2014
Promoter Assessment Panel meets 12 December 2014
Education Commission considers proposals 15 December 2014
KCC submits all proposals to the Secretary of State 19 December 2014
Secretary of State full sign off End of March 2015

How to apply

Please complete the full application form (DOC, 114.0 KB) after viewing the assessment criteria (PDF, 164.2 KB) we will be using to assess your application.

The form must be returned electronically to school.consultations@kent.gov.uk by 2 December 2014, marked for the attention of Jared Nehra, Area Education Officer for West Kent.

Please note that any proposer who is currently not on the DfE approved list of sponsors must contact the DfE before submitting their proposal.

Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The new school will be expected to be fully inclusive and to educate children with SEN for whom mainstream education is considered appropriate.

The new school will host a specialist resource base provision (SRBP) for pupils who have greater difficulty learning as a result of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The objective of the provision is to enable pupils to make progress in their learning communication and social skills in an inclusive environment and to reduce their anxieties.

The SRBP will be inclusive provision for 15 pupils (usually 2 per year group). It will open in September 2016 and admit up to 5 pupils in the first year. After that, it will grow incrementally per year until it reaches its capacity of 15 places.

The promoters will need to sign a Service Level Agreement (SLA) (PDF, 225.8 KB) covering the SRBP.  

Have your say on the proposals

We are holding the drop in sessions below, where you can ask questions and give us your views on the proposals:

  • 24 November 2014, 4:30pm to 6pm at Heather House, Bicknor Road, Park Wood, Maidstone, ME15 9PS
  • 26 November 2014, 11am to 1pm at Langley Village Hall, Horseshoes Lane, Langley, Maidstone, ME17 3JY

Alternatively, you can send us your views by email at school.consultations@kent.gov.uk.

Additional information