Key Information

Sevenoaks Annexe: online planning consultation

We are delighted to report that our plans to proceed with the expansion of the school with a brand-new Sevenoaks campus have taken a major step forward.

After months of careful planning, discussion and consultation involving the school, our community and KCC and their architects, a formal vote to proceed has been passed by our Governing Body. Our governors and the leadership team of our school are confident that we now have a plan and a design in place that will provide the same rich educational experience for all our students, whether they are in Sevenoaks or Tunbridge Wells.

We are aiming to offer 90 Year 7 places (three-form entry) at our new campus for September 2021, and each year thereafter.

Online Planning Consultation

We are pleased to announce, on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC), the launch of an online public consultation to showcase our plans for an ‘amended’ development at Wildernesse Site in Sevenoaks.  

Under normal circumstances, this event would have been hosted in person, but this has not been possible due to current Government restrictions on public gatherings. As a result, this online event will allow interested parties to view the plans online, review the intended works and leave feedback for the design team to review. The consultation will end on 29th June 2020, after which a formal Planning Application will be submitted.

Click for the presentation, including visuals. Anyone with an interest in these proposals is invited to then provide feedback via the link at the foot of this page.

Outline planning permission already exists for a six-form entry (6FE) Grammar Annexe. The first part of the Annexe is built and operational, used by Weald of Kent Grammar School. The second part is not yet built, and we require detailed Planning Permission to approve the specific design. The proposals we are showing now outline our proposed amendments to the approved outline design of that second phase.

We wish to make it clear that this proposal is for an amended design of an already approved building. This proposal will not lead to any pupil increase over and above that which has already been approved on site by KCC Planning.

Thank you again for your time and interest. We look forward to receiving your feedback via this link: Pre-Planning Consultation Feedback Form.

Amanda Simpson

June 2020