70% Of Local Parents Support A Sevenoaks Grammar School, Finds Survey

Posted on Apr 21, 2012
70% Of Local Parents Support A Sevenoaks Grammar School, Finds Survey

An independent survey of Sevenoaks parents conducted by the Sevenoaks Chronicle newspaper has found that 70% of Sevenoaks respondents are in favour of a new grammar school; 19% are in favour of a new faith school; and 11% are in favour of a new comprehensive school. A Sevenoaks grammar school is therefore over six times ...

Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe Likely To Be A One-Off

Posted on Apr 18, 2012
Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe Likely To Be A One-Off

Unless the law and Government policy radically changes, the Sevenoaks grammar school annexe will not lead to the widespread return of selective education across England. Instead, the annexe is likely to be a “one-off” that is unlikely to be repeated elsewhere. The reason is that there are a number of critical factors that, in combination, ...

Parent Power Secures Council Backing For Sevenoaks Grammar School

Posted on Apr 10, 2012
Parent Power Secures Council Backing For Sevenoaks Grammar School

An astonishing display of people power by thousands of local parents secured the support of Kent County Council (“KCC”) to establish new grammar school places in Sevenoaks. Despite over 2,600 local people supporting the bid for a Sevenoaks grammar school, the people of Sevenoaks reacted with disbelief when they first heard the news that KCC ...

Grammar School Go-Ahead Triggers National Media Frenzy

Posted on Apr 1, 2012
Grammar School Go-Ahead Triggers National Media Frenzy

Kent County Council’s decision on 29th March to approve new grammar school places in Sevenoaks was extensively covered by the national media, who viewed this as an historic decision of national importance. Broadcasters and camera crews from BBC TV and ITV Meridian were in attendance in the Council Chamber at the KCC debate. Also in ...