KCC plans to expand Slade Primary School from 315 to 405 places to cope with the foreseen shortage of school places in Tonbridge. The expansion will begin with reception year intake rising from 45 to 60 pupils in September 2014. KCC has acquired Deacon House (behind Hildenbrook House at the bottom of The Slade) and will convert it into additional classrooms and other facilities.
The school governors have written to parents giving further details of foreseen changes.
At the end of last year SARA surveyed members’ views on the basic issue of expanding the school and submitted these views to two consultations on the proposals.
It is hoped there will shortly be a meeting between SARA representatives and the school to discuss the implications of the likely worsening of traffic problems.[/box]