PUBLIC NOTICE PERIOD - 19 June 2020 to 17 July 2020

Following the end of the consultation period, Richard Long, the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, resolved to issue a public notice regarding the lowering of the age range at Greenfields Community Primary School from 3-11 years to 2-11 years from September 2020.

The public notice was published in a local newspaper on 19 June 2020.   The notice is displayed at all main entrances to the school. The public notice and complete proposal documents can be downloaded from the Summary of Results section below.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the proposal to Nick Abrahams, KCC Area Education, West Kent Area Office, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ, Tel: 03000 410058 or email

The final date for sending in written representations is midnight on 17 June 2020.


Original Text

This consultation is now closed.

Proposed change to Increase the age range at Greenfields Community Primary School

Kent County Council (KCC), together with the Greenfields Governing Body, is seeking the views of parents/carers, staff and other stakeholders on a proposal to permanently change the age range of the school from 3-11 years to 2-11 years, to enable the school nursery to expand its cohort of children. 

The consultation period will take place from Tuesday 3 March 2020 to Tuesday 31 March 2020 (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 Tuesday 31 March 2020 either by handing it in at the Five Acre Wood, Holmesdale, Palace Wood or East Borough school offices or emailing your views to:

Information drop-in session will be held at Greenfields Community Primary School on Thursday 19 March between 2pm and 5pm.

Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 42 15 53). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

Privacy:  KCC collects and processes personal information in order to provide a range of public services. KCC respects the privacy of individuals and endeavours to ensure personal information is collected fairly, lawfully, and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Read the full Privacy Notice.


  • Opened
    3 Mar 2020 at 10:00
  • Closed
    31 Mar 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    19 Jun 2020


Consulting Organisation Type
  • School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Maidstone
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
  • Public meeting
Contact Details

Postal address: Nick Abrahams, KCC Area Education Officer (West Kent), West Kent Area Office, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ.

Email address: