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The Government has announced that plans to expand grammar school places in Kent are unlawful. This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with campaigner Sarah Shilling and Paul Carter, leader of Kent County Council.
The Department for Education has turned down proposals submitted by two grammar schools for expansion in Sevenoaks in Kent.
Parents and residents are getting the first glimpse of what a new grammar school annexe in Sevenoaks could look like.
This animation forms part of proposals to build both an annexe and a free school on the old Wildernesse school site following demand for more school places in the area.
Although the law forbids the opening of any new grammars, existing schools are allowed to expand and the Education Secretary is due to make a ruling on the plans shortly. Both Invicta at Maidstone and Weald of Kent in Tombridge have applied to run the annexe.