Third school receives Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing

A third school has been recognised with a Kent School Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing in celebration of the support it offers its young people. St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Gravesend was successful in its application and received the Award from Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, Roger…

Kent Test results day

The wait is almost over for the 16,207 children who sat the Kent Test in September, as they will find out whether they have been assessed as being eligible for a grammar school place this afternoon. Families who registered online will be sent an email from Kent County Council after 4pm today (Thursday, October 17)…

KCC Rail Summit hears from industry experts

Kent County Council hosted another successful rail summit this evening (Tuesday) with different speakers from the industry. About 90 people attended from local authorities, rail user groups and associations, community rail partnerships and the rail industry. Presentations were made by representatives from Southeastern, Network Rail, Eurotunnel, Eurostar and Kent County Council. KCC cabinet member for…

South East transport strategy sets out plan to transform the economy, boost jobs and hit net-zero carbon emissions

South East transport strategy sets out plan to transform the economy, boost jobs and hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 • Investment could unlock massive growth, more than doubling the South East’s economy and supporting half a million new jobs by 2050 • Strategy sets out “bold and compelling” future that is better for people,…

Consultation on the future of community wellbeing services

Kent County Council (KCC) is seeking people’s views on the future of community-based wellbeing services for older people, adults living with dementia, physical disabilities or sensory impairments. The council spends £5.9m on these services each year, across 52 voluntary and community organisations. This funds befriending, volunteer-run transport schemes, dementia cafés, support services for people with…