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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign Launched By Local Parents

Posted on Dec 15, 2011
Sevenoaks Grammar School Campaign Launched By Local Parents

A change in the law to enable grammar schools to expand prompted a group of Sevenoaks parents to establish a campaign for a grammar school in Sevenoaks on 15th December 2011. The Campaign’s first act was to establish an e-petition on KCC’s website calling for a grammar school which can be found by clicking this ...