Free bus travel and leisure centre discounts as Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People summer programme launched

Children and young people in Kent will be given free bus travel and offered discounted leisure centre passes as businesses, organisations and members of the community unite with Kent County Council to launch a programme of fun activities and learning opportunities for the school summer holidays. The summer activities are part of Reconnect: Kent Children…

National Secondary Offer Day 2021

As schools prepare to reopen to all pupils following the latest COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of children have found out which secondary school they’ve been offered a place at for September. More than 95% of pupils will receive an offer from one of their preferred schools this National Secondary Offer Day. The number of schools families…

Education Secretary sets out school contingency plans

Speaking after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson addressed the House of Commons to update on the return to school in January, Richard Long, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “The Government has today announced that the majority of secondary school pupils will learn remotely for an additional week after the current school…

Kent County Council gives more than 31,000 food vouchers to vulnerable families ahead of Christmas

Kent County Council has issued more than 31,000 food vouchers to vulnerable families ahead of the December school holidays to help them feed their children over the festive period. The council set up a scheme last month to provide food vouchers to the families of children who are eligible to receive benefits-related Free School Meals.…

Targeted drive to test all Kent secondary-aged pupils and their families for COVID-19

Kent County Council is supporting the Government’s targeted drive to test all of Kent’s secondary-age children, and their families, for COVID-19. The Government announced the scheme for Kent, Essex and parts of London in a bid to combat a rapid increase in cases among the 11-18 age group in these areas by identifying asymptomatic cases…

Latest updates on Kent schools and provision for children and young people

This article is no longer being updated. For the latest Kent County Council media releases relating to schools, nurseries and provision for children and young people, click here: https://kccmediahub.net/category/education Updates and further information relating to Kent schools and nurseries, and provision for children and young people, during the Covid-19 pandemic will be published here as…

Kent Travel Saver update

Now that the Government has issued advice regarding return to school, KCC has agreed how best to compensate those who purchased the Kent Travel Saver, but have not been able to use the pass whilst schools have been closed. For those customers paying either by monthly direct debits or in full at the start of…