You get all sorts don't you!
I went and saw the plans and I was very impressed. I think a site share would work well and I think it is great that the children from both schools could mingle.
If Sevenoaks gets both schools we will be very fortunate to have such choice. Speaking to Matthew Tate, I thought that Trinity sounds a great option. Now they have certainty on their permanent site I think they will go from strength to strength. We will certainly be considering Trinity as an option for our DS.
I truly hope the Grammar annexe does get the Go- Ahead, as I do believe Sevenoaks/ Westerham and the surrounding areas do need the school; but, I don't think your question, Mystery, was hypothetical- I asked just the same question!
Wish you had been next to me then. I wouldn't have felt quite so bad daring to imply that the answer might be a no from the DfE. I wonder if we could place bets on it - along with bets on C E M versus G L assessment for the test. We are very lucky in Kent having interesting educational cliffhangers quite often. This forum was dead only a few years back.
Where did you see the scope for mingling Optymum? I did rather feel that with the Free school play ground at the front, and the grammar school playground behind, and some high looking vegetation planned for the boundaries between the two sites that it was all very separate. The grammar annex had the pleasanter aspect too - front and back, I felt.
It did, however, look as though it was the best use of the available piece of land for two schools one of 4 form and one of 6 form, without any sharing of facilities having been accounted for in the design. At the moment they have to be completely standalone as there is no-one for the Christian School to discuss and agree facility sharing that would impact on design. I suppose also that for "future-proofing" both buildings (if both come to fruition) need to be complete in their own way. A bigger shared sports hall would be good though if the grammar did go ahead.
If the grammar does go ahead, the good thing is that Sevenoaks should get a bit more cosmopolitan when the grammar annex fills up with children from London boroughs to make up any downward fluctuations in numbers in the future.
I am hoping that if this annex goes ahead a Surrey grammar will set up an annex in East Surrey close to the Kent border.
Yes I agree the Christian School seems to be a very good thing. It's on my list of possibilities. It is wonderful for them too that the uncertainty over their permanent location is over, and that the public announcement has been made in time for children who are deciding at the moment what to put on the CAF this Autumn. It would have been a disaster for the 2014 admissions round to that school otherwise. Death by bureaucracy and politicking would have been the verdict.