Powerful solution at The Wyvern School

Pupils returning to The Wyvern School in Ashford this term have their electricity supplied by the power of the sun. Kent County Council’s environment champion Susan Carey visited the school to flick the switch for 320 solar panels. Wyvern School is a special school for children with severe, profound, and complex needs that caters for…

KCC announces new measures for school transport

Kent County Council has announced new measures that will allow pupils to travel to and from school safely when they return to the classroom next month. School transport guidance was provided by Government on 11 August, although KCC officers have been working since the lockdown began on preparing for a full return to school with…

Arrangements being made for school transport

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “We know parents need certainty on transport arrangements for schools returning in September and as soon as government gives us that detailed guidance, we will advise on how it will work. “You can be assured that there will be capacity on our hired…

Calling all road safety superheroes!

Kent Road Safety has just launched the first of its Road Safety Superhero lessons for children available via YouTube. Aimed at those in years one to three, Kent Road Safety created its online lesson for primary school children currently working from home. The interactive lesson gives parents a chance to pause the session at certain…

Kings Hill to Tonbridge School Bus Changes

KCC, in partnership with bus operators, has introduced a revised timetable for the start of the new school year. As well as renumbering the services to make it easier to identify which bus offers shorter journeys to your child’s school, timings have been revised to better meet school start and finish times and to speed…

KCC funds Short Breaks summer activity programme

With the summer holidays just around the corner, Kent County Council (KCC) has a range of inclusive activities to keep children entertained and active over the summer break. Alongside a full schedule of events run by children’s centres, youth hubs, libraries and country parks, KCC’s Disabled Children’s Services is subsidising a range of activities as…

Northfleet School for Girls soaks up the solar power

One of the country’s biggest solar panel arrays on a school building has been installed at Northfleet School for Girls. At 180kWp, the panels, installed by SAS Energy, provide enough power for 30% of the school’s energy use. The school will save around £17,000 a year on its energy bill and will reduce its carbon emissions…