Congratulations to all pupils receiving results today

Pupils across Kent will receive the results of their post-16 qualifications, including A levels, today. In a joint statement, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Shellina Prendergast, and Director of Education, Christine McInnes, said: “On behalf of everyone at Kent County Council, we would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to all pupils…

Free bus travel and leisure centre discounts as Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People summer programme launched

Children and young people in Kent will be given free bus travel and offered discounted leisure centre passes as businesses, organisations and members of the community unite with Kent County Council to launch a programme of fun activities and learning opportunities for the school summer holidays. The summer activities are part of Reconnect: Kent Children…

Cabinet Member urges Government to commit more funding for disadvantaged pupils

Shellina Prendergast, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, has sent the following letter to The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education, urging the Government to commit more funding to support the education of disadvantaged pupils who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Dear Secretary…

Kent County Council commits £10m to Reconnect programme to provide opportunities for children and young people following COVID-19 pandemic

Kent County Council has today committed £10m to its Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People Programme, an initiative that aims to recognise the selfless contribution the younger generation has made to help keep the county’s residents as safe as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them reconnect with aspects of their lives that…

Families reminded to register all eligible children and young people for Free School Meals ahead of the May half-term holidays

Parents and carers whose children may be eligible to receive Free School Meals due to the family’s financial circumstances are being urged to apply for them ahead of the upcoming May school holidays, even if their child is in Years R, 1 or 2. The Government announced this month that it was extending its grant…

National Primary Offer Day 2021

Families in Kent will find out today which primary school their child has been offered for September 2021. Just over a month after schools reopened to all pupils following the latest COVID-19 lockdown, the 17,572 families who applied for a place at a Kent school will receive their offers via email or online. Of the…

Families reminded to register all eligible children and young people for Free School Meals ahead of the Easter holidays

Parents and carers whose children may be eligible to receive Free School Meals due to the family’s financial circumstances are being urged to apply for them ahead of the upcoming April school holidays, even if their child is in Years R, 1 or 2. The Government announced this month that it was extending the Covid…