Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign Appears On BBC Radio 4

Posted on Feb 25, 2012
Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign Appears On BBC Radio 4

A report on the Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign was featured on this morning’s BBC Radio 4 Today programme: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9699000/9699656.stm

Christian School Criticises Sevenoaks Grammar School In Parliament

Posted on Feb 23, 2012
Christian School Criticises Sevenoaks Grammar School In Parliament

Yesterday a Commons Parliamentary Committee debate was held on the expansion of grammar schools at which the Labour party Shadow Schools Minister, Kevin Brennan (MP for Cardiff West), said the following*:- “Moving on to some of those who are affected by selective systems, I shall refer to the comments of Ian Bauckham, the head of ...

Bromley Council Supports Grammar School Expansion

Posted on Feb 20, 2012
Bromley Council Supports Grammar School Expansion

This evening, Bromley Borough Council became the first council in England for decades to support the expansion of grammar schools by passing the following motion*:- This Council notes that the Secretary of State for Education has indicated that existing selective schools may expand their provision by the creation of satellite campuses; It further notes that ...

Explosive Population Growth Hitting Primary Schools

Posted on Feb 14, 2012
Explosive Population Growth Hitting Primary Schools

The problems caused by explosive population growth in West Kent are being felt at primary schools in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill (part of Tonbridge and Malling district), as well across the border in Sussex, as the articles below explain:- http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Primary-places-pressure/story-15051839-detail/story.html http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/village-facing-breaking-point/story-12016846-detail/story.html http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/Tunbridge-Wells-primary-places-pressure/story-15042873-detail/story.html http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/East-Grinstead-primaries-make-room-baby-boom/story-15295498-detail/story.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103682/Primary-school-classes-taught-sheds-converted-shops-rising-birth-rate-immigration-increase-demand-places.html?ito=feeds-newsxml In the next five years, this population surge at primary ...

Growing Population Means 300 Extra Grammar Places Needed

Posted on Feb 8, 2012
Growing Population Means 300 Extra Grammar Places Needed

Population projections published by Kent County Council (“KCC”) show that the population of West Kent is expected to grow rapidly in the near future as new residential housing developments become available, meaning that up to 300 additional grammar school places will be needed in West Kent every year. In October 2011, KCC published its projections ...

Labour Bid To Block Grammar School Expansion Fails

Posted on Feb 1, 2012
Labour Bid To Block Grammar School Expansion Fails

The Labour Party’s bid to block grammar school expansion through Parliament failed today when the new School Admissions Code became law and thereby took full effect in respect of admissions arrangements for the 2013/14 academic year and thereafter. Labour’s blocking move began on 16th January when Stephen Twigg MP, Shadow Education Secretary, stated: Labour is ...