Chatham Grammar School for Boys 'could admit girls'
An under-subscribed boys' grammar school in Medway has set out plans to be co-educational by 2017.
Chatham Grammar School for Boys dates back nearly 200 years to 1817.
The school said becoming co-educational would have a positive impact, offer parents more choice and capacity, offer better connections with other mixed schools and address under-used capacity.
Under the plans, the school would also change its name.
He said: "There is need to address under-capacity but also about meeting the needs, going forward, of the local area."
The school already has a mixed sixth-form and the proposals do not affect current year groups, Mr Gardner said.
Consultation with parents will run until 5 January and results will be published the following week.