Paul Carter

Kent schools outrank UK results

In a recent interview with Theresa May, BBC‘s Nick Robinson made reference to Kent schools during a discussion about grammar schools. Saying: “The highest number of underperforming schools in the UK is in Kent where they have grammar schools.”  This couldn’t be further from the truth. This was a rather clumsy use of statistics because Kent is also…

Grammar school annexe for Kent

After four years of campaigning, a significant milestone has been reached for selective education in the UK as building work starts on a grammar school annexe in Kent. The grammar school provision in Sevenoaks is an annexe of the Weald of Kent Grammar School, in Tonbridge. Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council, said: “This…

KCC welcomes grammar school annexe decision

Kent County Council has welcomed the news that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today approved the expansion of the Weald of Kent Grammar School in Tonbridge onto a new site in Sevenoaks. KCC Leader Paul Carter said: “This is great news for girls from the Sevenoaks area who are assessed as suitable for a grammar…

An artist's impression of what the Sevenoaks Grammar annexe and Trinity School will look like.

New grammar school provision in Sevenoaks

Work is ready to start in the next few months in Sevenoaks to build a new grammar school annexe, the first for 20 years. The Weald of Kent Grammar School Academy Trust has now submitted its proposal, in line with the requirement identified by Kent County Council to develop the new annexe to the Secretary…