St Nicholas (Community Special) School

The County Council is the strategic commissioner of education provision in Kent and has a duty to ensure that sufficient school places are available to meet demand This duty applies to special school provision, as well as mainstream settings. Kent County Council does not have enough local specialist provision in mainstream schools and too many children and young people have to go to a specialist school too far from home to have their education, health and care need met.

The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent sets out our commissioning intentions and is revised annually. The 2019-23 iteration was approved by Cabinet at its meeting of 28 January 2019.

Kent County Council is proposing to establish Satellite provisions of St Nicholas School at Canterbury Academy for secondary aged pupils and St Johns Primary for primary aged pupils to provide students with opportunities for integration at a mainstream school. The new satellites will provide additional opportunities and choice for integration for both primary and secondary St Nicholas pupils

Have your say

We recommend you read the Consultation letter which can be found in the document section below.   If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by midday on 7 October 2019, by handing it in at the school office or emailing your views to


  • Opened
    9 Sep 2019 at 10:00
  • Closes
    7 Oct 2019 at 12:00


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

Post:  Marisa White, KCC Area Education Officer, Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS.