This consultation is now closed

Update - October 2019

A consultation was held from 24th June 2019 to 19th July 2019, with a drop-in event for stakeholders to raise issues and concerns on 4 July 2019.  Neither KCC nor the school received any responses. 

At its meeting on the 1 October 2019, the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee resolved to publish a Public Notice on a proposal to expand Thamesview School by increasing the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 150 places to 210 places from September 2021, be endorsed.

A copy of the singed Record of Decision is available in the Summary of Results section below.



Kent County Council (KCC) as the Local Authority has a statutory duty to ensure sufficient school places are available. The County Council’s Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent 2019-23 is a five-year rolling plan which is updated annually. It sets out our future plans as Strategic Commissioner of Education Provision across all types and phases of education in Kent. A copy of the plan can be viewed from this link:

It is anticipated that there will be significant short and medium-term pressure for additional Year 7 places in the Gravesend and Longfield Non-Selective Planning Group which indicates that additional capacity will be needed for 2019/20 and in later years.

Therefore, KCC has asked Thamesview School to provide additional places for local children by expanding the school.

Thamesview School has a Published Admission Number of 150, but offered 30 extra places in 2016, 2017, 2018 and for the September 2019 intake.

KCC propose increasing the amount of school social space including, dining, recreational and circulation space over the next twelve months.  Without this building work, the school considers it may be unable to offer 180 places for September 2020.   It is therefore proposed that for the September 2020 intake Thamesview maintain their PAN at 150 but will consider whether they can offer an additional 30 places nearer the time.

KCC propose planning and building a new block at the school, together with other infill work.  This work would be completed before the September 2021 intake.  This build would enable the school to offer up to 210 Year 7 places for September 2021.


Have your say

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please return a response form by noon on 19th July 2019 to:

Post: Ian Watts, West 11, Worrall House, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent ME19 4AE
Hand: Hand your response in to the Thamesview School office at Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LF
Email: Send to: 



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  • Opened
    24 Jun 2019 at 11:00
  • Closed
    19 Jul 2019 at 12:00
  • Response Published
    18 Nov 2019


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Gravesham
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

Ian Watts,
West 11,
Worrall House,
30 Kings Hill Avenue,
Kings Hill,
Kent ME19 4AE