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First new grammar for decades opens its doors

The grammar annexe has now opened in Sevenoaks

08 September 2017

The first 'new' grammar school in decades will welcome 120 pupils when its doors open today, following a lengthy campaign by parents.

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Stagecoach U-turn for popular after school bus

Stagecoach is extending the times when it will accept a young person's Freedom Pass.

07 September 2017

Outrage from parents regarding the withdrawal of a key after-school bus service has led Stagecoach to go back on its decision.

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'Our daughter was treated like prisoner'

07 September 2017

A 12-year-old girl has been taken out of school after a row broke out over lilac dye in her hair.

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Thousands to take crucial test

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

07 September 2017

Year 6 children are sitting an exam to see if they can apply for a grammar place next September.

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New year, new school

Pupils and staff at the first assembly at Ramsgate Arts Primary School

07 September 2017

Pupils chalk up their first day at their new £4million site.

College looking for clients for design volunteering initiative

West Kent College

05 September 2017

West Kent College is seeking partners for the second year of its voluntary design initiative.

Kent schools to start term without head teacher

Independent schools have been warned on coaching for the 11-plus. Stock image

04 September 2017

Kent County Council is set to discuss a recruitment crisis as 40 schools start term without a head teacher.

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Schools facing staffing crisis

More and more teachers needed

04 September 2017

The state of under-funding in schools is leading to a critical shortage of teachers, says a top union official.

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Parents of under-achieving pupils complain

A case in Orpington threw up other claims of schools excluding poor performing pupils

31 August 2017

Kent parents have complained that pupils are being thrown out of schools if their A-levels aren't up to standard.

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Criminals applying for teaching jobs

Classroom scene. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

30 August 2017

Hundreds of people with criminal records have applied for teaching jobs in Kent in the last two years, according to official figures.

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GCSE exam results joy for ‘miracle baby’ Ben

Ben Thomas and his mum Sarah Vickery

30 August 2017

A teenager has scored top exam results despite a lifetime of health issues.

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Drug users caught 'shooting up' near primary school

A four-year-old discovered the syringe in a play area

30 August 2017

Parents are demanding action after a four-year-old girl found dirty needles in a play area and two people were caught taking drugs near a school.

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Schools trust defends giving BMWs to leaders

Swale Academies Trust head Jon Whitcombe

29 August 2017

An education trust which runs nine schools across Kent has defended providing its leaders with BMWs.

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School closes restaurant and salons

Folkestone Academy.

26 August 2017

A secondary school has shut its restaurant and hair and beauty salons to make room for more pupils.

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Plans for 150-room student block on former school site

An artist's impression of new student development at Rhodaus Town in Canterbury.

25 August 2017

Architect Guy Hollaway says the scheme will address the need for purpose-built student accommodation.

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Sofia, 9, gets A* in GCSE

Thumbs up! Nine-year-old Sofia Squire achieved an A* in her Italian GCSE

24 August 2017

A nine-year-old has achieved an A* GCSE in Italian - before she even starts secondary school.

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I was told ‘you’ll go nowhere’

Lucas chairman and managing director Danny Lucas

24 August 2017

The boss of a £20m construction contractor never had a GCSE results day but says he's proof you can do well even if you leave school with ‘no exams’.

The wait is over...

Peter Park, Zhanelle Morgan, Chloe Haggis and Patrycja Kowalska with their results.

24 August 2017

Pupils on Sheppey are finally collecting their long-awaited GCSE results.

The wait is over ...

Jaz East, Holly Copley and Olivia Copley were all delighted with their results

24 August 2017

Pupils across the nation are finally collecting their long-awaited GCSE results.

Delighted pupils pick up their GCSEs

William Westcott is celebrating a good set of GCSEs

24 August 2017

Folkestone schools reported a bumper year in GCSE results today despite a dip in the national pass rate and tougher exams.

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