I must admit I left the Meeting feeling rather unconvinced by WoK's bid. The only thing I could think would make Wok want to get involved at this late stage was that (and this came out in their presentation) 500 girls currently go to Wok from Sevenoaks, so it seemed to me that the only reason they are also planning to bid is for financial reasons.
Both Invicta and Wok have said that are willing to share the Wilderness site with Trinity. However, when asked, the KCC representative (Kevin) said that should Michael Gove recommend this, they would strongly oppose this through legal channels (or words to that effect)!
The question now is..will this ever happen?!!
The last question has always been on my mind .... I thought the whole thing was a bit of a joke until the council resolution in April 2012 as it all seemed to be based on an exaggerated account of children's journeys rather than on significant increases in pupil numbers.
Like you, I'm puzzled about the vehemence about the unwillingness to site share. Who was the KCC rep (Kevin?)? Where is KCC hoping that the Christian school will go in two years time? It is mentioned in their documents about planning for an increase in pupil numbers in Kent.
On the other point, I think you might have misunderstood the way that schools are funded. Weald (and presumably the other West Kent grammars too) did not put in proposals earlier because they were told there was a sufficient long term increase in pupils for 4 form entry only. The way that secondary school funding works would mean that it is difficult to provide the level of resources and specialist teaching that one would want to provide in a grammar school with a school of only 4 form entry. When it seemed that KCC was saying (and they are the holders of the data, not the schools) that there was going to be a sufficient increase in pupil numbers to justify a 6 form entry school they felt it was suitable to bid.
However, as I understand it, if the numbers were not there it would not be a good move for a West Kent grammar to run an annexe as all it is going to do is split the same number of pupils across two site and bump up costs. This is not a sensible decision that a governing body that is trying to safeguard a good education for children can take.
However, a school from another area can put in a proposal without worrying too much about whether the increase in pupil numbers justifies it or not, so long as they know that the locals will in the future choose to send their children there rather than to the other West Kent grammars, and that if insufficient locals take up places they can draw in children from other areas - all without affecting their main site as the schools are too far apart for there to be much overlap in "travel to school" areas. It would only be a very tiny number of pupils who might just choose to go to the Sevenoaks Invicta annex rather than the main site.