National secondary school offer day

More than 95% of children will receive an offer from one of their four preferences after more families than ever before applied for a secondary school place in Kent. A total of 21,473 applications were received, up 3.58% on last year’s cohort, while the number of Kent applicants rose from 17,442 in 2018 to 17,959…

Kent young person speaks at HeadStart parliamentary event on mental health

A teenager from Kent has spoken in Parliament about her own mental health struggles and the importance of involving young people in shaping and improving the services that support them. On Tuesday, February 5, four young people, from Folkestone, Ashford and The Canterbury High School, attended a Parliamentary event on the mental health of young…

School dog boosts children’s confidence, helps them learn to read and enhances their development

Having a furry, four-legged member of staff with a friendly wagging tail makes school extra enjoyable for children, but it also has huge benefits in terms of youngsters’ development. Maypole Primary School in Dartford is one of a growing number of schools across Kent, and indeed the country, that is realising the benefits of introducing…

Reminding drivers about school crossing patrols

Kent County Council is reminding drivers about their responsibilities to stop for school crossing patrols. The authority is bringing in a new incident reporting process so that it now gathers information about all incidents of ‘failed to stop’ and refers them to the police to take action. School crossing patrols have a legal right to…

National secondary school offer day

Secondary Schools Offer Alert: Please note that letters regarding school offers have been sent but due to the adverse weather conditions may experience delay in delivery through Royal Mail. Emails are being sent out today, Thursday 1st March, throughout the day. If you require more information about offers, and the appeal process, please go to…

New move to encourage more social mobility in Kent schools

Kent County Council’s Scrutiny Committee has established the Pupil Premium Select Committee. The topic was proposed for consideration by Shellina Prendergast, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education. The Select Committee will be investigating the use of all types of Pupil Premium across the education sector in Kent. The Committee is cross party…