Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Survey Results - What You Want

Thanks to those of you who gave us your thoughts on what you'd like to happen for secondary school provision for the Sevenoaks area.  We've listed all the wants mentioned (in descending order of frequency) below:


  • Grammar Annexe    
  • No response    
  • Higher academic achievement/behaviour    
  • Christian Free School Proposal/ Faith school    
  • Grammar Annexe - Mixed    
  • Choice of selective and non-selective    
  • Comprehensive option    
  • Grammar Annexe - Single Sex    
  • Choice of non-selective schools    
  • Better/safer/cheaper transport to out of town schools    
  • Grammar stream / non-selective grammar school    
  • Co-educational options    
  • Maximum journey of 20 minutes to school    
  • Single sex schools    
  • Values based, inclusive education, relevant focus    
  • Admission based on geography    
  • Sufficient secular capacity    
  • Knole to become outstanding/better    
  • Partnership between local schools    
  • Another secondary school    
  • More capacity    
  • More local places    
  • Outstanding school(s)    
  • A school to be proud of    
  • Community engagement    
  • Good teaching/discipline/curriculum    
  • Excellent provision for all    
  • Greater community service    
  • Church attendance not used in selection    
  • Greater engagement from Knole    
  • No faith school    
  • Provision for high achievers (late developers)    
  • Fairer selection system    
  • Changes to benefit the town and children    
  • Smaller non-selective school    
  • Located close to centre    
  • Better extra-curricular activities/breadth of curriculum    
  • More funding    
  • No (more) grammar schools    
  • Single sex and co-ed options    
  • Equality of funding per pupil across schools    
  • Dedicated provision for learning disabilities    
  • Match Tonbridge provision    
  • Larger schools    
  • Out of area applications a concern    
  • Either of the proposed options    
  • Disbanding of catchment grammar schools    
  • Additional non religious school    
  • Focus on sport    
  • More support for appreticeships    
  • Road safety problems for proposed options    
  • Private schools with moderate fees    
  • School within walking distance    
  • International/global focus    
  • Interviews as part of admissions  


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