Well, even if the DfE say yes, they're going to need KCC to pay the building costs according to the extract from an old newspaper article below. I'm not quite sure how KCC is paying for the annex in Sevenoaks let alone any other "grammar babies" that people fancy having at various Kent locations.
"Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus said previous proposals to build a satellite school on the coast did not work because they were not viable.
She said a new school was needed because there were not enough grammar school places for students who pass the Kent Test, and no capacity to expand as more homes are built and the population increased.
Ms Cardus added: "All other plans for a coastal grammar have involved a satellite not a relocation. A relocation is a viable financial option.
"A satellite is not a financially viable option. We have no capital to build the new school unless we sell the current site.
"The developer is providing the land for free and is making up the shortfall in funding required to make this vision a reality. Without the developer's generosity this project would not happen.
"There is no capacity to expand the school on its current site and no site large enough has been found locally as an alternative.
"A developer as generous as Mark Quinn has not come forward either to donate the land for free and invest heavily in the new school in a city centre location. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the school and its students."
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