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Kent has approved the country's first new grammar school in half a century. Councillors say it's a satellite of an existing school, but not a stand-alone new school. Our reporter John Ryall spoke to Sarah Shilling who has been campaigning for a new grammar school and former Kent MP Steve Ladyman.
Kent County Council has voted in favour of creating a 120 pupil Grammar School campus at Sevenoaks, the first new grammar school in Britain for fifty years.
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A council has approved plans to create 120 new grammar school places in Kent after a relaxation in legislation.
A decision is due to be taken today on a proposal to create new grammar school places in Kent.