Update 03 June 2019

The public notice period in respect of the decision to increase the designated number of the Specialist Resourced Provision at Whitfield Aspen Primary School (known as Aspen 1) to 112 places ended on 27 May 2019. No comments or responses to the public notice were received. Mr Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education has confirmed his decision of 17 April 2019 will stand and the school will increase its designated number from September 2019.



Update April 2019

On 28 March 2019 the Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet committee recommended that the Cabinet Member issue a public notice in respect of the proposal to increase the designated number of The Aspen SRP at Whitfield Aspen Primary School from 96 to 112 places. 

A copy of the public notice, published in the East Kent Mercury 03 May 2019,  can be found in the document section below, along with a copy of the complete proposal.

Within four weeks from the date of publication, any person may send in a response supporting, objecting or commenting on the revocation to David Adams, Area Education Officer (South Kent) at the above address or email school.consultations@kent.gov.uk. The closing date for objections and comments is noon 27 May 2019.




Original Text

As part of the 2016 proposal to expand the school to 3FE, it was agreed to increase the designated number of Aspen Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) to 96 places. Since that time, further places have been commissioned in the SRP to support the demand for specialist primary school places across Dover District.

As of January 2019, there were 110 pupils on roll in SRP.  We now need to regularise the current position and increase the designated number officially to 112 in order to comply with legislation.

Have your say

This is an informal consultation prior to a formal public notice being issued.

If you wish to comment, please complete the response form and email it to school.consultations@kent.gov.uk or post it to :

Lee Round, Area Schools Organisation Officer (South Kent), Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN248XU


Responses to this informal consultation must be received no later than 4pm Friday 14 March 2019.

A public notice will be issued in April 2019 where there will a further opportunity for interested parties to comment.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    25 Feb 2019 at 10:00
  • Closed
    14 Mar 2019 at 16:00
  • Response Published
    29 Apr 2019


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

Mr Lee Round
Area Schools Organisation Officer (South Kent)
Kroner House
Eurogate Business Park
Kent County Council