Education provision plan

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

The 2021 to 2025 version was approved by Cabinet on 11 January 2021.

This document shows how we will make sure there are:

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

Information for proposers

Read more about free school opportunities in Kent

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

If you have any questions about free school opportunities or the commissioning plan in general, contact one of the area teams directly using the details on page 6 of the commissioning plan or email

DfE Special Provision Capital Fund

The Special Provision Capital Fund will provide £11,167,240 towards specialist provision in Kent: The funding was allocated in two tranches, £6,600,000 and £4,589,277.

A consultation was held in summer 2019 to gain views as to how we would use the second tranche of £4,589,277.  It was decided that this should be used to increase provision for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

The Special Provision Capital Fund Report (PDF, 227.4 KB) outlines the outcomes of the consultation.

The Special Provision Plan (XLSM, 118.7 KB) outlines the latest position of each of the projects supported by the funding.