Published: 15:44, 16 November 2020
| Updated: 16:36, 16 November 2020
A new grammar school annexe in Sevenoaks can finally go ahead.
The design for the building to be run as an annexe of Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys has been approved by Kent County Council.
It will include 15 general classrooms, plus specialist science labs, technical workshops, music rooms and an art room.
It will include a main hall, dining area and a sports hall.
The building will be erected alongside the annexe for the Tonbridge-based The Weald of Kent Grammar School, a girls school, on the Wildernesse site off Seal Hollow Road.
The Weald of Kent annex has been operating since 2017.
The site is already home to the larger co-educational Christian Trinity School with its 1,140 students.
When fully occupied, the three-form entry boys annex will house 450 younger students and 180 six-formers - the same as the Weald of Kent.
The first 90 Year 7 students are expected to start in September next year.
Currently the law does not allow for the creation of new grammar schools, only the development of "spin-off sites."