New Grammar School for Thurrock set to be in “Deprived area”

IT IS still difficult to decide whether the plans for a new grammar school in Thurrock is all about a borough’s field of dreams or one councillor’s desire to one day be an MP?

Either way the portfolio holder for education is on a mission and this was underlined on Wednesday night when he presented a process report to the ruling Conservative cabinet.

What we did learn is that the council hope to build the Grammar School in an area of deprivation.

We did send a number of questions to the portfolio holder with the hope of gaining further insight into a number of the issues raised but he has not replied.

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