Update – February 2020

The public notice period in respect of the proposed prescribed alterations to Kings Hill School, Crispin Way, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4LS, ended on 7 February 2020.

Only supportive responses were received and therefore Mr Long TD, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, has confirmed that his decision of 2 December 2019 will stand.

The proposals to:

  • alter the lower age range of Kings Hill School from 4-11 years to 2-11 years;
  • to enable the school to establish a nursery class

from September 2020 will now go ahead.



Public Notice – 10 January to 7 February 2020.

Details of the proposed changes to Kings Hill School and the responses to the consultation were reported to and endorsed by the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 15 November 2019.  Mr Richard Long TD, Cabinet Member for Children’s, Young People and Education, having considered the recommendation from Cabinet Committee and all the responses to the consultation, agreed that a public notice should be issued. 

The public notice was published in a local newspaper on 10 January 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 school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

The final date for sending in written representations is midnight on 7 February 2020.



Original Text

Kent County Council, together with the Governing Body, is seeking the views of parents, staff and key stakeholders on a proposal to permanently change the age range of the school from 4-11 years to 2-11 years, to enable the school to establish a nursery class.

KCC Early Years sufficiency forecasts indicate a deficit of nursery spaces in the Kings Hill area and this scheme enables an effective use of existing classrooms within the school that would help meet local the demand for early year provision.

Have your say

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by midday on 14 October 2019, by handing it in at the school office or emailing your views to school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

An information drop-in session will be held at the Kings Hill School, Crispin Way, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4LS, on Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 6 to 8pm.


  • Opened
    16 Sep 2019 at 11:00
  • Closed
    14 Oct 2019 at 12:00
  • Response Published
    10 Jan 2020


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

Email: school.consultations@kent.gov.uk

Post: Kings Hill School, Crispin Way, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4LS.