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School serves well – just where it is

Councillors in Herne Bay and Sir Roger Gale have asserted that Herne Bay children are missing out on school places, with particular concern raised that children living in the Reculver, Bishopstone and Beltinge area have been excluded from attending grammar schools in general and Barton Court in particular (Pupils Caught In School Tug-Of-War, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, June …

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War of words over school move

Parents and councillors clashed in a war of words over the future of Barton Court at a fiery public meeting this week. The debate was organised by representatives from Herne Bay in a bid to boost support for the grammar school’s bid to move to the town from Canterbury. Developer Mark Quinn hopes to include the school in his plans …

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Grammar campaigners call school ‘clapped out’

Supporters claim Barton Court move would help pupils CAMPAIGNERS slammed a grammar school rated as outstanding as “clapped out” and “past its sell-by date” at a public meeting. Supporters of Barton Court’s proposed move to Herne Bay said it would allow the school to expand and provide a vital opportunity for more children from the town to have a grammar …

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Why can’t Sir Roger Gale see this folly?

Having read the now published responses to the Barton Court Grammar School consultation, I am struck dumb that Sir Roger Gale MP continues to cite fairness to children looking for grammar school places as a valid reason to shut Canterbury’s only coeducational grammar school and transfer it lock stock and barrel to a flood plain near Herne Bay (Parents Say …

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Parents say consultation figures were misleading

Parents are accusing a city grammar of “muddying the waters” over controversial plans to relocate to the coast. Barton Court in Canterbury this week published results of a consultation over proposals to move to Herne Bay. Parents have shown they are emphatically against the move – yet only a small number appear to have bothered to have their say. If …

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