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First grammar school in 50 years set to be approved

Kent finally looks set to win approval for the country's first new grammar school in more than 50 years.

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  1. Tom Savvides

Grammar school gets the go-ahead

Campaigners in Kent are celebrating victory tonight after the government gave the go-ahead to controversial plans for Britain's first grammar school in fifty years. The creation of new grammar schools is illegal. But the school approved today has been allowed on the basis that it's an 'annexe' of an exisiting grammar ten miles away. A victory for great education, say campaigners. A disgraceful dodging of the law, say opponents. Tom Savvides reports.

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