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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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Driving ban near school to start next month

Driving ban near school to start next month

21 February 2024

Parents will be banned from driving along a road near a primary school and face being fined as it becomes the first of many School Streets.

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Protests at ‘tragedy’ of uni course cuts and job losses

Protests at ‘tragedy’ of uni course cuts and job losses

20 February 2024

Students and staff are demonstrating against proposals to slash courses leading to the loss of dozens of jobs across its two campuses.

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Grammar school so cramped pupils being taught in dining hall

Grammar school so cramped pupils being taught in dining hall

20 February 2024

An overcrowded grammar school has become so cramped pupils are being taught in the dining hall.

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‘We want to help as many people as we can’ says new SEN school head

‘We want to help as many people as we can’ says new SEN school head

19 February 2024

A new school plans to help youngsters with special educational needs (SEN) nearby in a bid to stop parents having to travel long distances.

Complete ban on mobile phones in school confirmed – even at break times

Complete ban on mobile phones in school confirmed – even at break times

19 February 2024

Schools have been told they should ban mobile phones completely but what exactly do the new rules mean for teachers, parents and pupils?

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Retiring MP: ‘If I had my time again, this is what I’d do...’

Retiring MP: ‘If I had my time again, this is what I’d do...’

18 February 2024

One of the county’s best-known MPs has opened up on his life in politics as he prepares to call it a day.

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Students offered £300 amid fallout of sexual misconduct claims against professor

Students offered £300 amid fallout of sexual misconduct claims against professor

15 February 2024

Students who had complaints upheld against a professor accused of sexual misconduct were offered £300 payments amid the fallout of the investigation.

‘Our fears over three-month road chaos have been sidelined’

‘Our fears over three-month road chaos have been sidelined’

14 February 2024

Concerns have been voiced over an upcoming road closure after a council’s suggestions for shorter works along the route were denied by the government.

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‘Inspiring’ retired teacher given just months to live

‘Inspiring’ retired teacher given just months to live

14 February 2024

The son of a popular retired teacher diagnosed with terminal liver cancer has launched a fundraising appeal to explore alternative treatment for her.

Hundreds of extra grammar school places needed in Kent by end of the decade

Hundreds of extra grammar school places needed in Kent by end of the decade

11 February 2024

The county council has warned more grammar ‘satellites’ may be needed to cope with increase in demand and avoid extra costs to the taxpayer.

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Hiring 11-plus tutors is a ‘waste of money’ says ex-education adviser

Hiring 11-plus tutors is a ‘waste of money’ says ex-education adviser

10 February 2024

A leading education expert has claimed hiring tutors to help your kid pass the 11-plus and claim a coveted grammar school place is a waste of money.

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‘It’s not about SATs or league tables – it’s about kindness’

‘It’s not about SATs or league tables – it’s about kindness’

08 February 2024

A primary school’s efforts to focus on children's wellbeing has been recognised as they receive a Nurture UK award.

‘My little boy deserves to go to school like every other child’

‘My little boy deserves to go to school like every other child’

08 February 2024

A mum who was promised her child would get a place at a special needs school has been told there are not enough staff, leaving him with nowhere to go.

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School’s mental health bus trashed and food bank stolen

School’s mental health bus trashed and food bank stolen

07 February 2024

The school’s assistant head said its most deprived pupils would suffer the most after the food bank provisions were stolen in the break-in.

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