Explosive Population Growth Hitting Primary Schools

Posted on Feb 14, 2012
Explosive Population Growth Hitting Primary Schools

The problems caused by explosive population growth in West Kent are being felt at primary schools in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill (part of Tonbridge and Malling district), as well across the border in Sussex, as the articles below explain:-

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Primary-places-pressure/story-15051839-detail/story.html

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/village-facing-breaking-point/story-12016846-detail/story.html

http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/Tunbridge-Wells-primary-places-pressure/story-15042873-detail/story.html

http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/East-Grinstead-primaries-make-room-baby-boom/story-15295498-detail/story.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103682/Primary-school-classes-taught-sheds-converted-shops-rising-birth-rate-immigration-increase-demand-places.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

In the next five years, this population surge at primary school level will feed through into the secondary school system, creating a need for a large number of additional grammar school places in West Kent.