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A-level results day

Maplesden Noakes pupils celebrate

17 August 2017

It's A-level results day! How did the schools across Maidstone, Malling, and the Weald do?


Waiting over for thousands of students

Pupils will be checking their grades. Picture: Gary Browne

17 August 2017

As A-Level results day arrives a leading charity has warned school children are feeling increasing levels of stress.


Concert in amphitheatre for blaze survivors

Pupils put on the concert to raise funds for the Grenfell Tower survivors. Picture: Simon Hildrew

16 August 2017

Youngsters who were moved by the Grenfell Towers tragedy used their talents to help those involved.

Eight tips for coping with exam results day stress

Clearing allows you a second chance to apply for a different university spot with your actual grades

11 August 2017

Help - how do I stop panicking and prepare for results day?

Past inspires archaeologists of future

One girl examines a fragment of pipe. Picture: Gary Browne

09 August 2017

Pupils joined people across the country when they dug up exciting finds in their school grounds.


School children set for rock band lessons

Youngsters will learn how to play in a band.

08 August 2017

Schoolchildren and teenagers are getting ready to rock on their return to school where they will be taught how to play as a band.

Even broken bones couldn't break boy’s class record

Bodhi is congratulated by his principal Sarah Goosani. Picture: Steve Crispe

06 August 2017

Lots of children receive a certificate for achieving 100% attendance for a year, but how many manage it for their entire school career?


School looks to beat vandals with cameras

Sandown Primary School's Green Zone is now equipped with cameras thanks to PAH

02 August 2017

A school which has been repeatedly targeted by vandals has received security equipment thanks to a local building firm.


Council tops complaints list for children's services

County Hall in Maidstone, KCC's headquaters

02 August 2017

The county council had the highest number of complaints about education and children's services in the country, a watchdog has revealed.


Dismay as nursery ‘adventures’ end

Manager Jackie Wylde says she is heartbroken

01 August 2017

Six people have been left unemployed after a nursery school lost its fight to stay open.


Franciscan site to become student digs

The site of the former Franciscan International Study Centre has been sold to property developers

31 July 2017

A former Christian adult school which closed due to a lack of students has been snapped up by property developers for £5.8 million.

School accused of sexism over head shave

Maddie was told to cover her head after she shaved off her hair

28 July 2017

A pupil who shaved her head in support of a cancer charity has hit out after being told to cover her baldness.


MP challenged over stance on grammars

Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury

27 July 2017

Kent's newest MP has been challenged over her stance on grammar schools - while sending her children to one.


Margaret retires after 31 years in the kitchen

Margaret Arnold is retiring after 30 years

27 July 2017

From sausages to spaghetti bolognese, apple crumble and custard to birthday cake, children at this school have been spoiled when it comes to lunches.

Burglar who targeted schools jailed

Lynton Notley-Baker has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

27 July 2017

A man who repeatedly broke into the same Kent schools, stealing more than £100,000 worth of computers and other equipment, is behind bars.


Greyhound Nelson has stress licked

Nelson the greyhound helps relieve stress. Picture: Steve Crispe

27 July 2017

The pressures of school life are being tackled by the introduction of a pet dog.


'Very touchy' teacher struck off

Dartford Science and Technology College

24 July 2017

A 60-year-old teacher who behaved inappropriately with teenage girls has been banned from the profession.

Pupil exclusion figures high

Classroom scene. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

21 July 2017

Exclusion figures are amongst the worst in the country and highest in the area.


Parents protest against Sure Start closures

Protesters demonstrating outside the St George's Centre

20 July 2017

A protests was staged against a council's plans to close children's centres.


Schoolboy blinded in freak accident

Haydn Smith was hit in the eye with a pen

20 July 2017

Police are investigating after a boy lost the sight in one eye when he was hit with a biro.

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