First new grammar school of Theresa May’s revolution could be open by September 2019, headmaster says

The first new grammar school of Prime Minister’s Theresa May’s revolution could be open by September 2019, a headmaster has said as he prepares an application to build a new annex in a neighbouring borough. 

 

Jonathan Wilden, the head of Wallington County Grammar School in Sutton, is in talks with the Department for Education (DfE) about opening a new campus in Croyden, which would create places for around 1,000 students in a previously non-selective borough.

 

It will be the first time in half a century that a grammar school has received funding directly from the Government to expand.

 

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