Kent Test Results Day 2021

Pupils who sat the Kent Test last month will find out their results today. Families who registered online will be sent an email from Kent County Council after 4pm today (Thursday, October 21) with their child’s assessment outcome. Due to the volume of emails sent out, some providers may delay the delivery of the emails…

Grants of up to £8,000 available for activities to help children and young people reconnect with their pre-pandemic lives

Clubs, community groups, schools, and early years settings are being invited to apply for funding to provide extra activities that will help children and young people reconnect to their pre-pandemic lives. The funding is being made available through the Kent County Council-led Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People programme and can be used for activities,…

Consultation launched on proposed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) provision in Thanet

A consultation launching today is seeking residents’ views on proposals for additional provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Thanet and a change of use of the Garlinge Children’s Centre building. Kent County Council is proposing providing a 16-place Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as…

Schools urged to continue with Covid-safety measures

Shellina Prendergast, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome back to school to all pupils, teachers and staff across Kent. I hope you all had a relaxing, enjoyable, and healthy summer break and are returning to the classroom refreshed and looking forward to the new school…

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.…