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Grammar to build £2m sports hall

Planning permission was gained last month

01 November 2017

A multi-million-pound sports hall is to be built at a Kent grammar school after teachers gained planning permission.

University hits back at MP's Brexit demand

The University of Kent campus in Canterbury

25 October 2017

A politician at the centre of a political storm about university lecturers teaching Brexit has been invited to Kent to speak to students directly.


Children enjoy hands-on fun with the great outdoors

Kenye and Lucy, both eight, enjoy touching a stuffed hedgehog.

25 October 2017

An overgrown plot of land has been transformed into a safe place for schoolchildren to enjoy learning outside.

Chatham School staff win gold at teaching awards

The staff team at the Rowans AP Academy won a Gold Plato Award at the Pearson Teaching Awards.

25 October 2017

The staff team at Rowans AP Academy in Chatham were voted staff team of the year at the Pearson Teaching Awards earlier this month,

Public meeting to decide fate of help-desk

The town's district area office is within Deal Library

25 October 2017

A public meeting to discuss the future of a council run face-to-face help desk will be held tonight.

Ofsted confirms dramatic improvement at primary

Headteacher Annette Bevan, with pupils of Lansdowne Primary School

23 October 2017

A primary school is celebrating a good rating, having spent three years in special measures.

One in five children start school overweight

Children are being spoiled by their grandparents, according to a study

23 October 2017

Startling figures have revealed almost a fifth of reception children are overweight, prompting a call for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity.

Grammar school to be demolished - against its wishes

The much-heralded wide corridors at Simon Langton Girls' School

21 October 2017

A Kent grammar will be pulled to the ground and replaced with a new school....but the head teacher is against the plans.


Police called to clowns sighting near school

Boys in clown masks were seen near Thamesview School

19 October 2017

Officers were called to a school after three boys wearing clown masks were seen hitting a fence nearby.

'Idiot mandarins' to blame for school's league table plunge

Simon Langton Boys' shunned the 'boring and insipid' standard English GCSE

19 October 2017

A grammar school says it will be forced to teach a 'boring and insipid' GCSE course to jump off the bottom of school league tables.


School to test app which keeps pupils nearby

Pupils from Dartford Bridge Community Primary School with Dartford MP Gareth Johnson, left, and Hug Group founders Nick Charge, middle, and Andy Davies

19 October 2017

A tech start-up aims to rid teachers of the stress of counting heads on school trips with a new app which triggers an alarm if any pupils wander off.


Former head was an inspiration

Alan Bayford

18 October 2017

Tributes have been paid to the former executive head of two Sheerness primary schools who has died, aged 59.

Kent GCSE pupils above national average

Kent pupils fared better than the country's average in English and maths GCSEs. Stock image

13 October 2017

Pupils in Kent performed better than most other places in the country when it came to the new-format English and Maths GCSEs.


Traffic fears over primary plans at secondary school

Saint George's Church of England School, Gravesend

13 October 2017

Education bosses pitching plans for a major expansion to a secondary school have been warned not to underestimate the impact on local roads.


Kent schools facing 550 governor shortfall

Schools are facing a critical shortage of governors

13 October 2017

Schools across the county are suffering a 'critical' shortage of volunteers taking up a key support role.


Planning wrangle delays new school

An artists' impression of the Maidstone School of Science and Technology

13 October 2017

A town council will not have the final say on whether a proposed school catering for 1,200 children is given the green light.


Admiral cuts ribbon on new £25million school

Admiral The Lord Boyce accompanied by head teacher Simon Smith cut the ribbon

12 October 2017

A new £25 million secondary school in Kent was officially opened by the highest ranking officer of the Royal Navy.


Moment of truth as Kent Test results released

The Kent Test determines which children can apply for a place at one of Kent's grammar schools

12 October 2017

Thousands of pupils will get their 11-plus results today - but there could be a scramble for grammar places as more children from outside Kent pass.


School to sell for more than a million at auction

The Steiner School Garlinge Green, Chartham Picture: Gary Browne

10 October 2017

A closing down school is expected to sell for around £1.5m when it goes under hammer.


Anger at test results delay

Parents are still waiting for the Medway Test results

10 October 2017

Parents are demanding answers, after being left waiting hours for their children's 11-Plus exam results.

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