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More than nine in 10 children get first-choice primary school

More than nine in 10 children get first-choice primary school

16 April 2024

More than 16,000 families who applied for a primary school place in the county will find out later today which school their child has been allocated.

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‘It’s so exciting’: Major £10m school expansion given green light

‘It’s so exciting’: Major £10m school expansion given green light

13 April 2024

A primary school is set to expand its intake by more than 70% following the approval of plans which have been in the pipeline for two decades.

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‘My 11-year-old daughter will leave home at 7am and not get home till 5pm’

‘My 11-year-old daughter will leave home at 7am and not get home till 5pm’

08 April 2024

Parents have set up a petition calling for a new non-selective school to save their children spending two hours on the bus each day.

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‘My daughter’s nearly six and has never been to school’

‘My daughter’s nearly six and has never been to school’

08 April 2024

A mother has shared her “disgust” over an ongoing 20-month wait to get her child, who has additional needs, a school place.

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Headteacher leaves notes on neighbours’ cars in parking row

Headteacher leaves notes on neighbours’ cars in parking row

07 April 2024

A parking row has broken out between residents who want to park near their homes and a head teacher trying to keep them away from the school site.

University staff vote to strike over job losses and cut courses

University staff vote to strike over job losses and cut courses

05 April 2024

Staff at a Kent university have voted to strike over courses being cut and in defence of jobs.

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Traffic-free zone to be set up outside school after ‘volatile’ incidents

Traffic-free zone to be set up outside school after ‘volatile’ incidents

05 April 2024

Motorists will not be allowed to drive past a school during peak times as part of a ‘school streets’ trial aimed at making streets safer for children.

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Aeroplane to become school library

Aeroplane to become school library

04 April 2024

An aircraft fuselage and an oil rig’s liferaft have become the latest additions to a special school’s innovative learning hubs.

Multi-million pound college extension plans submitted

Multi-million pound college extension plans submitted

04 April 2024

A planning application has been submitted to transform a college.

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University vice-chancellor resigns

University vice-chancellor resigns

04 April 2024

The vice-chancellor of the University of Kent is stepping down, following a turbulent year for the institution, which has recently axed six courses.

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‘I hope it encourages people to explore what we have here’

‘I hope it encourages people to explore what we have here’

04 April 2024

An award-winning designer inspired by her young nephew has launched a children’s activity book showcasing her corner of Kent.

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Pupils have ‘bright and happy future’ at school rated ‘Good’ again

Pupils have ‘bright and happy future’ at school rated ‘Good’ again

03 April 2024

A special needs school described as a “very happy place to be” has received another glowing report from the education watchdog.

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Families reaching ‘crisis point’ trying to navigate SEND services

Families reaching ‘crisis point’ trying to navigate SEND services

03 April 2024

There are “inconsistencies" in the way children with special education needs in one part of Kent are treated, an inspection has uncovered.

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‘Half the town's nurseries have closed - we need to expand'

‘Half the town's nurseries have closed - we need to expand'

03 April 2024

A nursery hoping to address a town's growing demand for childcare places has put forward plans to build an extension.

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Secondary school’s expansion plans to meet ‘pressing demand’

Secondary school’s expansion plans to meet ‘pressing demand’

02 April 2024

Education bosses have drawn up plans to expand a secondary school - including two temporary structures - to meet the growing demand for places.

1,000 homes planned as school could leave historic site

1,000 homes planned as school could leave historic site

01 April 2024

More than 1,000 homes could be built on a sprawling school site after teachers announced plans to relocate.

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Former Kent student’s New York life working on top TV shows

Former Kent student’s New York life working on top TV shows

31 March 2024

A former student returned to his old college to tell youngsters how he ended up working on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent.

‘We were told we’d be getting a pub back – not a nursery local parents can’t afford’

‘We were told we’d be getting a pub back – not a nursery local parents can’t afford’

30 March 2024

Villagers have been left dismayed by a prestigious private school’s decision to u-turn on plans to restore a historic pub to its former glory.

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Schoolboy left with facial injuries after street attack

Schoolboy left with facial injuries after street attack

28 March 2024

An investigation is underway after a teenager was left with facial injuries following an alleged attack involving two other boys near his school.

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Controversial school confirmed as two new academies

Controversial school confirmed as two new academies

27 March 2024

Education bosses have approved plans to split Oasis Academy into two separate schools from September.

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