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 more popular with the people of Sevenoaks than a new comprehensive school, and over three times more popular than a new Christian school.
70% for a grammar school and 19% for a Christian school also closely matches the results of the e-petitions operated by the Sevenoaks Grammar School campaign (2,620 signatures) and the Christian Free School campaign (800 signatures).
The Sevenoaks Chronicle articles announcing the survey results are here:-
126 people responded to the survey – 88 (70%) favoured a new grammar school; 24 (19%) favoured a new Christian secondary school; and 14 (11%) favoured a new comprehensive school.