Provision of new schools
We are commissioning new schools to accommodate an increase in pupil numbers in Kent.
Statutory guidance requires us to seek proposals to establish a free school where we have identified the need for a new school in Kent.
Further information about free schools is available from the New Schools Network.
Sponsoring a free school
If you are considering sponsoring a free school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the local Area Education Officer:
- South Kent (Ashford, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe): David Adams, email email@example.com
- East Kent (Canterbury, Swale and Thanet): Marisa White, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Kent (Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham): Ian Watts, email email@example.com
- West Kent (Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells): Nick Abrahams, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more advice about sponsoring an academy.