31st May 2011
Following the announcement of the Government’s plans to revise the long-awaited and out-dated schools’ admissions process, Gareth Johnson welcomed the news that at last the good schools in Dartford could be able to expand.
“This is extremely good news for the children and parents of Dartford as they will have more genuine choice. At the moment the good schools in Dartford are over-subscribed. For too long our Grammar Schools have been prevented from expanding and I hope that this announcement signals an end to this restriction. I want to see all children in Dartford, who pass the 11+ having the choice of attending one of our Grammar Schools. We have found that many children who have passed the 11+ are unable to gain entry because of previous admission codes.”