Kent County Council Approves Sevenoaks Grammar School

Posted on Mar 29, 2012
Kent County Council Approves Sevenoaks Grammar School

The final decision on whether to proceed with the Sevenoaks satellite grammar schools was taken by KCC at their full council meeting on 29th March at County Hall in Maidstone. KCC’s decision was taken four months before central government’s decision on whether to approve the Christian Free School (which will be announced by the end ...

Council Backs New Sevenoaks Grammar School Places

Posted on Mar 29, 2012
Council Backs New Sevenoaks Grammar School Places

In an historic decision, Kent County Council (“KCC”) has overwhelmingly approved the establishment of new grammar school places in Sevenoaks. KCC’s approval came at the end of a full council debate on 29th March on the Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign’s e-petition. After hearing the case for a Sevenoaks Grammar School presented by campaigner, Andrew Shilling, ...

Sevenoaks Grammar Plan Debated By Kent Councillors

Posted on Mar 29, 2012
Sevenoaks Grammar Plan Debated By Kent Councillors

On 29th March, Kent County Council (“KCC”) debated the establishment of a Sevenoaks Grammar School in the Council Chamber at County Hall in Maidstone. The Council debate had been triggered by an e-petition established by the Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign, which achieved over 2,600 signatures. Campaigner Andrew Shilling gave the following speech to open the ...

Sevenoaks Grammar Campaign Submits Written Case To Council

Posted on Mar 25, 2012
Sevenoaks Grammar Campaign Submits Written Case To Council

In advance of the crucial 29th March Kent County Council (“KCC”) debate on establishing a new grammar school, the Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign submitted its 500 word written case to KCC. This is reproduced below:- Petition For A Sevenoaks Grammar School We, the undersigned (2,620 people), petition the Council to establish a grammar school in ...

Campaigners Prepare For Crucial Vote On Sevenoaks Grammar School

Posted on Mar 23, 2012
Campaigners Prepare For Crucial Vote On Sevenoaks Grammar School

Preparations are in full flow for the Kent County Council (“KCC”) debate on a Sevenoaks Grammar School on 29th March. The e-petition calling for a grammar school in Sevenoaks, which triggered the KCC debate, has now closed with a total of 2,620 signatures from local parents*. This is an incredible number as it is more ...

Social Inclusion Boosted By Proposed Sevenoaks Grammar School

Posted on Mar 8, 2012
Social Inclusion Boosted By Proposed Sevenoaks Grammar School

One of the main reasons for our campaign for a Sevenoaks grammar school is to improve social mobility in our town. At present, because Sevenoaks does not have a grammar school despite being within Kent’s selective education system, 1,150 Sevenoaks children travel daily to Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells to attend grammar schools, which typically represent ...

Secondary School Places Announced – Sevenoaks Boys Lose Out

Posted on Mar 4, 2012
Secondary School Places Announced – Sevenoaks Boys Lose Out

The secondary school places for September 2012 admission were published on Thursday. This revealed a serious problem with grammar school provision for boys in north Sevenoaks (Riverhead, Chipstead and Dunton Green) and in the villages to the north. The highest scoring boys in north Sevenoaks were offered places at the “super-selective” grammar schools in Tonbridge ...

Sevenoaks Grammar School E-Petition Passes 2,500

Posted on Mar 2, 2012
Sevenoaks Grammar School E-Petition Passes 2,500

The number of people who have signed our e-petition has passed 2,500. This is fantastic news and we would like to thank every one of our fantastic supporters. Our e-petition, which has two weeks still to run, can be found at:- http://democracy.kent.gov.uk/mgepetitionlistdisplay.aspx?bcr=1

Grammar School E-Petition Reaches 2,500 Signatures

Posted on Mar 1, 2012
Grammar School E-Petition Reaches 2,500 Signatures

The campaign for a grammar school in Sevenoaks continued to prove incredibly popular with Sevenoaks area parents. By 1st March 2012, over 2,500 had signed the e-petition, including Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon and 10 Sevenoaks District Councillors.