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A Kent County Council spokesman said: ‘It’s a first which is why there has possibly been a delay. It’s like a completely new school.’
Let's hope this was not a Freudian slip.
I wonder if the patch of land at Knole will be "reserved" in case a future Conservative government tries to get the law which prevents new selective schools being set up repealed.
"The pressure is particularly acute in Sevenoaks where there are no grammars, meaning children have to travel more than 30 miles a day to get to the nearest selective school." A slight inaccuracy here - maybe depending on which children we are talking about in which part of Sevenoaks district. It is under ten miles each way by road from Sevenoaks railway station, for example, to Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls in Tonbridge.