On his final constituency day in 2016, Michael visited local secondary schools to learn more about their achievements over the past year.
Visiting the site of the new Weald of Kent grammar annexe in Seal Hollow Road, Michael was shown where the new building will be constructed. The annexe will cater for 90 pupils per year when it opens in September 2017. Michael continues to campaign to bring boys’ grammar provision to Sevenoaks and heard more about how an additional annexe could be accommodated on the site in the future.
His visit was followed by a meeting with Matthew Pawson, new Headmaster of Trinity School, and a tour of the school’s new building, which opened in September and sits on the same site as the new grammar annexe.
Michael also visited Orchards Academy in Swanley to meet Headteacher Natalie Willbourn and look in on lessons as the school prepares for the end of term.
Michael said: “Our local schools have made excellent progress this year. With Trinity’s new building and the grammar annexe well on its way, there is increasing high-quality choice for parents and pupils in Sevenoaks. I was delighted to hear about the schools’ achievements and wish them and their pupils the best of luck for next year.”