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School shut due to ‘serious flooding’

School shut due to ‘serious flooding’

08 March 2024

A secondary school has been forced to close its doors to pupils following a “serious water leak” inside its building.

‘I could be fined for driving on my own road’

‘I could be fined for driving on my own road’

08 March 2024

A mum-of-two says she may be fined for driving in her own road after being refused an exemption as part of a new school scheme.

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‘I’m the only female mechanic in my class – but that won’t stop me’

‘I’m the only female mechanic in my class – but that won’t stop me’

08 March 2024

A 16-year-old student mechanic has started her own business to help fuel her dream career choice and prove the doubters wrong.

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'Giving parents fines won't get kids back to school'

'Giving parents fines won't get kids back to school'

07 March 2024

As the government crackdown on school absences, education bosses reveal what they are doing to get children back into the classroom.

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Mum of disabled twins wants Blue Badge rule change

Mum of disabled twins wants Blue Badge rule change

06 March 2024

A mother of twins with cerebral palsy denied a Blue Blade owing to their age is calling on the government to rethink the application rules.

School’s first inspection earns praise

School’s first inspection earns praise

06 March 2024

A school described as happy and nurturing has been praised by Ofsted following an inspection.

Boy, 8, terrified as pupil held knife to his throat at school

Boy, 8, terrified as pupil held knife to his throat at school

06 March 2024

An autistic boy who is “usually happy-go-lucky” was left shaken after another pupil held a knife to his throat in a primary school canteen.

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Nursery goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in matter of months

Nursery goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in matter of months

05 March 2024

A nursery manager has won praise from the education watchdog after turning around the fortunes of her pre-school in such a short space of time.

New traffic camera cut down in ‘school fines revolt’

New traffic camera cut down in ‘school fines revolt’

04 March 2024

The start date for a controversial new scheme to fine parents who park outside seven schools has been confirmed – but not everyone appears happy.

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‘We have no choice’: Families slam post-16 SEND transport cuts

‘We have no choice’: Families slam post-16 SEND transport cuts

04 March 2024

Some parents face having to fork out £500 to get teens with special educational needs to school following cuts to the service by the county council.

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The Kent primary in country’s top 1%

The Kent primary in country’s top 1%

04 March 2024

Praise has been heaped on a Kent primary school for being in the country’s top 1% for reading, writing and maths.

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Secondary National Offer Day: What can you do if you didn’t get your chosen school?

Secondary National Offer Day: What can you do if you didn’t get your chosen school?

01 March 2024

Parents are finding out which secondary school their child has been given for September but what can you do if you didn’t get your place of choice?

Children find out their secondary school offer today

Children find out their secondary school offer today

01 March 2024

School children around the county will learn later today which secondary school they will attend in September.

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‘We can’t stop every parent from lying to get a school place’

‘We can’t stop every parent from lying to get a school place’

01 March 2024

Parents have been accused of underhand tactics to get their child into a good school – here KentOnline reveals the truth about phony applications.

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Student taken to hospital after ‘accident on staircase’ at private school

Student taken to hospital after ‘accident on staircase’ at private school

29 February 2024

A fee-paying school is investigating after a young boy suffered “several injuries” following an accident “on a staircase”.

School fines for absences to increase in attendance crackdown

School fines for absences to increase in attendance crackdown

29 February 2024

Parents face higher fines for taking their children out of school without permission as the government steps up its crackdown on attendance.

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Students demand action over ‘illegal’ parent parking ‘putting lives at risk’

Students demand action over ‘illegal’ parent parking ‘putting lives at risk’

29 February 2024

A school headteacher and her pupils are calling for improvements to their “dangerous” surroundings they say are an “accident waiting to happen”.

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One in five students gain place at grammar school after failing 11+

One in five students gain place at grammar school after failing 11+

26 February 2024

More than 20% of pupils are getting into grammar schools without taking the Kent Test route.

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‘Why do pupils studying maths get cheap tickets, but not us?’

‘Why do pupils studying maths get cheap tickets, but not us?’

25 February 2024

A Kent theatre has been branded “disgraceful” for refusing to offer school discount tickets to students at a performing arts academy.

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Prestigious course urges university to reconsider plans to close it

Prestigious course urges university to reconsider plans to close it

23 February 2024

Proposals to potentially cut a journalism course have been branded “short-sighted” by former students.

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