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…

School scoops £500 recycling award

A school in Gravesend has won a £500 prize and been named a county recycling champion after topping the leaderboard in a home recycling challenge which involved more than 100 schools across Kent. St John’s Catholic Primary School received its prize at its very own Wastebuster assembly held this morning after putting in an exceptional…

Flower Power: Litterbugs beware

A schoolgirl from Tonbridge who wrote to Kent County Council to ask for help with protecting the environment has begun her fight against litterbugs. So dismayed by the rubbish she sees on the ground, Charlotte Flower, nine, penned a letter to KCC’s waste department to ask for some “litter picker uppers” to help her and…

Term-time holidays fines fall

The number of fines issued to parents for taking their children out of Kent schools has reduced again this year. From September 2016 to July 2017, 1,221 parents were fined for unauthorised absences, compared to 3,504 in 2015/16 and 4,726 in 2014/15. The drop is as a result in a change of policy to prosecute…