Controversial plans to bus hundreds of teenagers from inner city London to the tranquility of a state boarding school right in the heart of the South Downs National Park will be decided this week.
Christine Alsford has this special report.
Medway Council is inviting potential providers to submit their applications to establish and operate a new primary academy in Chatham.
Residents are also being asked for their views on the proposals for the new primary school based on the former Chatham South site on Letchworth Avenue, Chatham.
Proposals for the new primary provision were given the go ahead by Medway Council’s Cabinet last month and now the council is inviting potential providers for the academy to come forward.
The primary will cater for up to six hundred and thirty children aged three to eleven.
It will be open by September 2014, to cater for a forecasted 22 per cent rise in the number of places needed in Chatham by 2016.