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East-west divide for Kent's university students

26 February 2018

A postcode lottery has emerged for Kent students eager to study at university.

Teacher contracts life-threatening infection

23 February 2018

Officials at a Kent school have confirmed a member of staff is being treated in hospital for a "serious condition".

Angry student campus demonstration

22 February 2018

Palestine supporters and muslim students have joined in a demonstration against a visit to the University of Kent by the Israeli ambassador.

University staff go out on strike

22 February 2018

Lecturers and university staff are taking strike action today over pensions.


Flowers at school gate for tragic head teacher

21 February 2018

Dozens of floral tributes have been left outside a school as pupils pay their respects to a "superb" head teacher following his sudden death.

Is university too expensive?

19 February 2018

A review has been launched into student finances today leading many to question if it is now just too expensive to get a degree.

University tells striking lecturers they won't be paid

19 February 2018

A university has been accused of bullying as it threatens “to withhold 100%” of lecturers’ pay if they take part in industrial action.

Date set for public inquiry into new science school

16 February 2018

A public inquiry into a new secondary school specialising in science will take place in the spring.

Debt-ridden school cutting staff

16 February 2018

Dozens of jobs are to be lost after "financial mismanagement" led to a school racking up £3 million of debt.


Renewed hopes of new town grammar school

16 February 2018

The headteacher of a leading grammar says she is still interested in establishing a presence on the coast.

Hundreds of parents prosecuted for child truancy

15 February 2018

Hundreds of parents are being prosecuted for taking their children out of Kent and Medway schools without permission, new figures reveal.

Shock as one of the most influential head teachers in Kent dies

14 February 2018

Past pupils and colleagues have paid tribute to a senior head teacher in charge of six schools, who has died suddenly.

Success for sixth formers

09 February 2018

Just weeks after receiving a positive Ofsted report, a Maidstone school is celebrating another achievement.

Cash-strapped school could send children home early

08 February 2018

Around 1,000 pupils could be affected as a school struggling financially considers cutting staff, classroom support and the length of the school week.


Jobs threat at school after 'financial mismanagement'

07 February 2018

Jobs are on the line at a new multi-million pound secondary school after revelations of financial mismanagement.

Exhibition unveils plan for new free school

05 February 2018

This is a first look at the design for a new free school planned for the borough.

Kent 'at risk of abuse scandal'

04 February 2018

The head of an academy trust has warned the county risks an abuse scandal if it does not act to stop vulnerable children being placed in Kent.


Knives found in pupil's bag

01 February 2018

A head teacher has written to parents after knives were discovered inside a school.


Students' Union sports vice-president sacked for 'gross misconduct'

30 January 2018

A disciplinary panel has dismissed a top official from his full-time role amid mysterious circumstances.

'Coffee mornings keeping nurseries afloat'

30 January 2018

Nurseries in Kent are relying on coffee mornings to stay in business under government funding rules, it's been claimed.

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