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Developers should make gesture to Bay

I MUST apologise for a mistake in my last letter (“A grammar school brings us no benefits”, June 4) Writing quickly and late at night I inadvertently put “secondary” when I meant “selective”. The first sentence of the second paragraph should have read “There are not 2,000 selective/grammar school children travelling every day from the coastal towns into Canterbury” which …

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A grammar schooI brings us no benefit

UNFORTUNATELY, I was unable to attend the meeting organised by the supporters of Barton Court’s proposal to move. Through your columns may I put some questions and comments to the organisers? How will a grammar school in Herne Bay regenerate the town? The proposed site is too far from the centre for pupils or staff to be able to visit …

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School move is ‘way forward’, say supporters

Barton Court meeting to be held CAMPAIGNERS supporting a grammar school’s proposed move from Canterbury to Herne Bay are holding a public meeting. Supporters of Barton Court’s planned relocation to the former Herne Bay golf course at Eddington want people to turn up and let school bosses know their views. It has been arranged by city councillors who say a …

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Why moving our school to the coast has its attractions

It’s an issue that has sparked controversy and divided parents across the district, but in an exclusive interview with the Gazette, Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus lays bare the reasons why it needs to move to Herne Bay A city grammar school looking at relocating to the coast has hit back at claims the move is a “done deal”. …

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Bay agrees we need a grammar here

To suggest Sir Roger Gale MP is electioneering when all the main parties In Herne Bay agree a grammar school move to the coast would be beneficial is ill-thought out (Why Can’t Sir Roger Gale See This Folly, Herne Bay Gazette, May 1). I presume the educationalists your correspondent mentions are the heads of the other schools that are all …

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‘We’ll fight to get the Bay its own grammar’

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to do everything in their power to get a grammar school for Herne Bay after Barton Court officials hinted they may stay in Canterbury. The school’s governors have asked for feasibility studies into expanding and improving their current site in Canterbury city centre as well as a planned move to the former Herne Bay golf club site, …

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in brief

Grammar may give us a boost HERNE BAY: A grammar school would be a much-needed boost to the town, according to a leading councillor. Tory Andrew Cook, who represents Heron ward and is a member of Canterbury City Council’s ruling executive committee, spoke out at a meeting of the towns councillors last week. Officials were told developers Quinn Estates had …

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