Holcombe Grammar School – the Future
Following the decision by the DfE not to allow Chatham Grammar School for Boys to go ahead with plans to move to co-ed education, a spokesperson for Thinking Schools Academy Trust, the sponsor of Chatham Grammar School for Boys, said:
“The Trust applied for the school to become co-educational because we believe it would serve the needs of all students in the local area, and be in their best interests. There was much support for our proposal, especially from those who wanted the choice of sending their sons and daughters to a co-ed grammar school in the local area. We had also made provision to ensure that the potential number of selective places for boys would not be reduced.
“We believe that admitting girls to the school remains an exciting proposition that would be of real benefit to young people in our community, and are considering our next steps to support achieving this.
“We are pleased to confirm that we will still be going ahead with changing the name of the school to Holcombe Grammar School by January 2017. The new name was chosen by parents and students after a consultation at the end of last year, and has now been approved by governors.
“This summer our students achieved another set of outstanding GCSE and A level results, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the highest quality of education to young people in the area over the next 12 months.”
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