Education provision plan

The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent is a 5 year rolling plan which we update annually.

It shows how we will make sure there are:

  • enough high quality education places
  • places located in the right areas
  • places for all learners.

The latest version highlights the need for the local authority to commission significant numbers of permanent places in Kent primary and secondary schools between 2018 and 2024.

To achieve this we are making changes to some existing schools, and commissioning new schools. Statutory guidance requires us to seek proposers to establish an academy/free school where the need for a new school is identified.

Read more about establishing a new school (free school presumption).

Information for proposers

Read more about free school opportunities in Kent.

If you have any queries, please contact