Kent County Council have confirmed pupils may be placed in London Schools.

"For a number of years, student numbers have been declining.

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"This hugely compromises the academy's resources and its ability to deliver."

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Oasis Academy Hextable (formerly Hextable School) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Hextable, Kent, England.[2]

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A spokesman for the school said: "As such in September 2015, no new students will be admitted to the academy.

The school in Egerton Road, which currently educates pupils aged seven to 18, will begin transferring some of its 328 pupils in September, and will close completely next summer due to declining pupil numbers.

"In fact, we anticipate that the average distance from home to the school gate will fall from 2.5 miles to 1.7 miles."

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"Our immediate concern is for the current pupils of the school and we are working hard to find suitable school places nearby as soon as possible and with minimum disruption to their education," it said.

All students, except those in years 10 and 12, will be transferred to neighbouring schools in September.

"Having reviewed projected numbers with Kent County Council – which captures the number of children likely to start secondary school in forthcoming years – this trend looks set to continue. 

"We intend to celebrate the school’s heritage and important contribution to its local community over the past 40 Years."

We offer extensive extra-curricular activities in music, arts and sport, providing opportunities for children to compete and perform in local and County tournaments. We also have strong links with our local community.

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"Having considered this matter in great depth, we believe it would be better to ensure students find this elsewhere rather than attempt to deliver something which would fall below the high standards that our young people deserve. 

"If fewer students join the academy then less money is available.

Then the Egerton Avenue academy will shut for good at the end of the academic term in 2016. Staff at the school will be moved to other jobs where possible.

Kent County Council (KCC) said low numbers were a short-term problem and it would rather the school stayed open.

Oasis said it was the first time it had ever closed an academy.

"Oasis became responsible for the academy – previously known as Hextable School – in 2013. 

I do hope that all the parents and pupils who attended the SEN unit have managed to try and find alternative settings - my heart goes out to you all! PETER: Indeed. Although I have no information re destinations for the 15 students displaced from the 20 places available, new Units opening at Hugh Christie Technology College and Wilmington Academy should have seen most of these happily offered a good alternative.

The school was built in the early 1970s due to the rising number of pupils in Swanley, Dartford and surrounding villages.

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It said the school roll had been falling for a number of years and the closure decision had been made with a heavy heart.

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Bexley and Bromley Schools will be forced to provide places for Kent pupils next year following the closure of Oasis Academy in Hextable.

Parents have been informed and are expecting letters from Kent County Council offering their children places at other schools.

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"Making this decision has been one of the most difficult in the history of Oasis, and it is the first time we have closed an academy.  

"At Oasis we believe that every young person – regardless of their starting point in life – deserves the best possible education. 

Oasis Academy Hextable will close next year, it has been announced. 

Years seven to nine pupils will join new schools in September while current year 10 and 12 pupils will stay on until June 2016 to finish GCSE and A-level exams.

Students in years 10 and 12 will stay for another year to complete GCSE and post-16 courses.

"We are working closely with parents and Kent County Council to ensure this process is as seamless as possible.

"Even though numbers would begin to rise again slightly in future years, by 2018 the academy would still be operating only at half its capacity."

"Existing students currently in year seven - nine will join schools in the surrounding area. "We are working closely with parents and Kent County Council to ensure this process is as seamless as possible.