New Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe Plan Revealed

Posted on Mar 7, 2014
New Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe Plan Revealed

Weald of Kent Grammar School in Tonbridge has begun a parental consultation on becoming a co-educational school, which will in turn enable it to open a legally compliant grammar school annexe in Sevenoaks. Following talks with the Educational Funding Agency and Kent County Council, Weald of Kent’s governing body has unanimously decided to consult with ...

A Cunning Plan?

Posted on Feb 17, 2014
A Cunning Plan?

KCC Leader Paul Carter has announced that KCC has come up with a “cunning plan” to overcome legal obstacles to a Sevenoaks Grammar School. During a speech in the council chamber last week, Mr Carter announced: “There is a massive need for more grammar school provision to keep up to speed with the split between ...

Grammar Building Submitted For Planning Approval

Posted on Jan 22, 2014
Grammar Building Submitted For Planning Approval

Kent County Council (KCC) has submitted its building proposal for the Sevenoaks grammar annexe for planning approval. The proposal involves the demolition of the existing dilapidated school buildings on the Wildernesse site to provide two new secondary school buildings, one for the Sevenoaks grammar annexe and the other for the Trinity School. There will also ...

Government Blocks Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe

Posted on Dec 18, 2013
Government Blocks Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe

After lengthy deliberations taking five months, Education Secretary Michael Gove has blocked plans for a grammar school annexe in Sevenoaks. Mr Gove decided that the annexe would represent a new grammar school, which is prohibited by law, rather than the extension of an existing grammar school. Mr Gove’s legal ruling hinged on the issue of ...

Pressure Growing On Michael Gove To Make A Decision

Posted on Nov 25, 2013
Pressure Growing On Michael Gove To Make A Decision

Pressure is growing on Education Secretary Michael Gove to approve the opening of the Sevenoaks grammar school annexe. Mr Gove has been considering his decision for over four months, an unusual state of affairs that has been highlighted in recent days by the national press. The Daily Telegraph’s editorial of 26th November 2013 said: “Among ...

Grammar School Decision Expected Soon

Posted on Nov 17, 2013
Grammar School Decision Expected Soon

Four months after detailed plans were submitted to Education Secretary Michael Gove, there is still no decision on whether he will grant approval for a new grammar school annexe in Sevenoaks, Mr Gove did however write a holding letter on 24th October to Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon stating: “I understand the difficulty parents and families ...

Sevenoaks MP Seeking Swift Decision On Grammar School

Posted on Oct 19, 2013
Sevenoaks MP Seeking Swift Decision On Grammar School

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon has written to Education Secretary Michael Gove urging him to come to a “speedy decision” on the Sevenoaks grammar school, a decision that Mr Gove has been considering for three months. In his letter Mr Fallon said: “Despite living in a county that has grammar schools, Sevenoaks children not only find ...

Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe Building Plans Revealed

Posted on Sep 17, 2013
Sevenoaks Grammar Annexe Building Plans Revealed

Stunning building plans for the Sevenoaks grammar school annexe were revealed at a public exhibition yesterday. Around 500 members of the public attended the exhibition to view proposals for two new school buildings on the Wildernesse site. The red building is for the grammar school annexe and will cater for six forms of entry, and ...

Government Confirms Site Of Sevenoaks Grammar

Posted on Sep 10, 2013
Government Confirms Site Of Sevenoaks Grammar

The Government has abandoned its attempt to confiscate the proposed site of the grammar school annexe in Sevenoaks. Following talks held over the last few months between the Government and Kent County Council (“KCC”), the Government has now announced its agreement to the Wildernesse site being the location of the grammar annexe, following KCC’s announcement ...

Invicta’s Tennis Academy Backed By British Wimbledon Champion

Posted on Jul 15, 2013
Invicta’s Tennis Academy Backed By British Wimbledon Champion

In an exciting development, Invicta Grammar, the school bidding to open a grammar annexe in Sevenoaks, has opened talks with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to establish a state-of the-art tennis academy as part of its proposed grammar school site in Sevenoaks. If the plan goes ahead, the tennis academy will be based on the ...

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