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Plans for 'desperately needed' special primary school

Plans for 'desperately needed' special primary school

05 December 2021

Proposals have been unveiled for an SEN school for a Kent borough struggling for places.

Plans revealed to turn boys' school into co-ed

Plans revealed to turn boys' school into co-ed

01 December 2021

A school trust has launched a consultation on proposals to accept girls across all years from 2023, at a boys' academy.

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Schools awarded for their green schemes

Schools awarded for their green schemes

25 November 2021

Schools which have put the environment top of the agenda over the last year have been recognised for their efforts in the annual Green School Awards.

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Baroness: Supermarket in a bus is 'just the ticket’

Baroness: Supermarket in a bus is 'just the ticket’

25 November 2021

Former national newspaper editor and food poverty campaigner Baroness Rosie Boycott hitched a ride on a bus to try out its mobile supermarket.

School opens new £5m building

School opens new £5m building

24 November 2021

Pupils and teachers are enjoying a brand new science and design and technology block which has opened at a secondary school.

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'My daughter didn't go to school because I couldn't afford taxis'

'My daughter didn't go to school because I couldn't afford taxis'

24 November 2021

A mum says her 12-year-old daughter had to stay at home for three months because she could not afford the £500 a week taxi fare.

Hundreds raised to help struggling nursery

Hundreds raised to help struggling nursery

23 November 2021

A parent who set up a GoFundMe appeal to help his daughter's nursery replace much loved play equipment has been amazed by the response.

'Don't call our children 'woke''

'Don't call our children 'woke''

22 November 2021

A head teacher has hit out at the 'older generation' dismissing children as 'woke' and using phrases such as cancel culture.

Kent 'facing teaching assistant shortage'

Kent 'facing teaching assistant shortage'

21 November 2021

A education chief says the county is facing a shortfall of teaching assistants in schools.

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New homes force school's bid to hike pupil numbers by 20%

New homes force school's bid to hike pupil numbers by 20%

21 November 2021

A grammar school has launched a bid to boost its pupil numbers by 20% to keep pace with the influx of new homes in the area.

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First glimpse at how first special school could look

First glimpse at how first special school could look

20 November 2021

The first images of a proposed new special school – the first of its kind on Sheppey – have been released.

Boy, 11, left bleeding after rock thrown at head

Boy, 11, left bleeding after rock thrown at head

17 November 2021

A boy was left bleeding after a rock was allegedly thrown at his head by an older pupil while he waited to catch a bus.

University of Kent staff to strike next month

University of Kent staff to strike next month

17 November 2021

Staff at the University of Kent will go on strike next month amid a row over pensions, pay and working conditions.

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Kent company's search for a new generation of engineers

Kent company's search for a new generation of engineers

13 November 2021

When business boss Alex Harding was hit by a shortage of engineers he put his money where his mouth was and launched his own training scheme.

Pupil exodus at school marked for closure

Pupil exodus at school marked for closure

11 November 2021

A school set to close in September has already seen student numbers fall by more than half, to just 128, as parents rush to find alternative places.

Grammar school's £1m extension approved

Grammar school's £1m extension approved

10 November 2021

Plans for six new classrooms at one of the county's oldest schools have been given the go ahead.

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College expansion set to cater for 250 extra students

College expansion set to cater for 250 extra students

09 November 2021

A town centre college is set to build a new multi-million pound hub after receiving a government grant.

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Funding u-turn boosts plans to fight school closure

Funding u-turn boosts plans to fight school closure

09 November 2021

Parents and an MP fighting the shock closure of a school have secured legal aid funding, despite their application being turned down previously.

New school under threat over government delay

New school under threat over government delay

08 November 2021

A delayed government decision risks a new 1,000-place secondary school being lost as officials call for an urgent meeting with Michael Gove.

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Work to transform old M&S site begins

Work to transform old M&S site begins

05 November 2021

A project to breathe new life into a long-empty high street store has begun this week following a £750k cash boost.

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