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…

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…

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…