Michael Gove Comments On Grammar School Campaign In Parliament

Posted on Jan 31, 2012
Michael Gove Comments On Grammar School Campaign In Parliament

The triggering of the KCC debate lead to extensive national media coverage of the Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign. The campaign therefore came to the attention of the Education Secretary Michael Gove, and he commented on it at a Parliamentary Select Committee meeting on 31st January as follows:- Q: Some grammar schools are seeking to expand ...

Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells To Benefit From Sevenoaks Grammar

Posted on Jan 22, 2012
Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells To Benefit From Sevenoaks Grammar

1,150 Sevenoaks area children travel to grammar schools in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells every day. Therefore, if the Sevenoaks Grammar School were to be established, a significant number of grammar school places in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells would become freed up for local Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells children, which would be to the considerable benefit ...

Grammar School Proposal To Boost Knole Academy

Posted on Jan 14, 2012
Grammar School Proposal To Boost Knole Academy

A Sevenoaks grammar school would have no detrimental impact on The Knole Academy, the local non-selective secondary school. This is because a non-super selective Sevenoaks grammar school will not admit pupils who would otherwise have attended The Knole Academy. Instead, the grammar school will provide a local education to the 1,150 Sevenoaks area children who ...

Council To Vote On Grammar School Expansion In Sevenoaks

Posted on Jan 3, 2012
Council To Vote On Grammar School Expansion In Sevenoaks

The e-petition calling for a Sevenoaks grammar school has reached its target of 1,000 signatures in less than three weeks. A full council debate on establishing a Sevenoaks grammar school has therefore been triggered at Kent County Council (KCC), the Local Education Authority for Kent. This debate will take place on 29th March.

E-Petition Triggers Council Vote On Sevenoaks Grammar School

Posted on Jan 3, 2012
E-Petition Triggers Council Vote On Sevenoaks Grammar School

The e-petition established by campaigners for a Sevenoaks grammar school today reached its target of 1,000 signatures, after only 18 days. A Kent County Council (KCC) vote on establishing a Sevenoaks grammar school has therefore been triggered. The Council debate and vote is set for 29th March at County Hall in Maidstone. KCC is the ...