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Boy, 6, 'punched' by man in school playground

Police were called to Willesborough Infants School

22 September 2017

Police were called after an infant school pupil was reportedly punched in the face by a man in the playground.

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Schoolchildren taken to hospital after gas leak

Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood. Picture: Google Maps

22 September 2017

A school trip to Spain came to a dramatic end last night after children were evacuated following a suspected gas leak at their hotel.

Queen guitarist encourages pupils to help save the hedgehog

Brian May speaks to children at Year 1 and Year 2 children at Ditton Infant School

21 September 2017

Queen legend Brian May spoke to youngsters about his fight to save the UK's hedgehogs during a visit to an infant school today.

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Towers School reaches 50

Towers School from above in 1967. Picture: Steve Salter

21 September 2017

KentOnline traces the history of the Towers School in Ashford as the site marks 50 years since it threw open its doors.

Dad says penny-pinching is failing autistic pupils

The Beacon school in Folkestone

21 September 2017

The county council's transport policy means an autistic boy's 30 minute school journey takes him up to two hours

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School's battle of the sexes

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey's west site in Sheerness

20 September 2017

Pupils at one Kent academy have been split into boys and girls groups to see how they perform in their studies.

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New schools offer young different way of learning

Head of college Carina Lindars; Steve Leahey, principal; and Neil Arnould, assistant head of college; with pupils in front of what will become Inspiration Academy

20 September 2017

Youngsters in north Kent now have two new places where they can get an education - a colourful primary and a business-like academy.

Education chiefs deny stalling on grammar shake-up

There are fears of a school funding shortage

13 September 2017

The county's education leaders have denied failing to bring in changes that would allow more poorer children to enter grammars.

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Education chiefs rule out eviction investigation

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

11 September 2017

Kent education leaders have ruled out an investigation into whether sixth form students are being ejected from schools for poor results.

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Opening time at pub and schools

Mayor of Swanscombe and Greenhithe Cllr Lorna Cross declares the pub officially open with help from general manager Joe McDiarmid and staff. Picture: Simon Hildrew

10 September 2017

Within a week a new pub, a sixth-form centre and a primary school have all opened in an area that is quickly being developed.

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New college open for business

Chloe Day, 17, and Talia Scaysbrook, 16, signing up for business studies and Shinnai Gayle for a beauty course

08 September 2017

Students have started enrolling on courses as a new college finally opened this week - but the project has not been without its challenges.

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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