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First new grammar school in 50 years opens.

First new grammar school in 50 years opens.

England's first "new" grammar school in five decades has opened.

Tonbridge's Weald of Kent Grammar School has built a £19m "annexe" in Sevenoaks, 10 miles from its main site, with room for 450 pupils.

Head teacher Maureen Johnson said only 1-2% of pupils are from disadvantaged backgrounds but is working to encourage "interest from those groups".

Anti-grammar school campaigners Kent Education Network (KEN) described the venture as "wrong".

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