Posted on Thursday 14th Apr 2016
There are currently seven new primary school academy proposals; compulsory academisation; two new secondary Free Schools announced on site of Chaucer Technology College and in Thanet; academy takeovers of Community College Whitstable and the Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs. There has also been plans unveiled for mixed Sixth Form at Sevenoaks Annex; Hoo Peninsula to become first local area to become academies only, creating a squeeze on secondary school options.
Whilst there were no new academies opened in March, four new primary schools applied to become Converter Academies, Priory Fields and St Martin’s, both in Dover, along with Hoo St Werburgh and Walderslade in Medway. In addition, the following schools are all to become Sponsored Academies: St Nicholas CofE Primary, New Romney (Diocese of Canterbury) and Barming Primary, Maidstone (Allington Primary Schools Academy Trust); together with Cedar Primary School, Strood (Thinking Schools Academy Trust).
20/05/19Kent's best and worst secondary schools based on 2018 GCSE results
Statistics from the Department for Education show how well schools in Kent performed in last year's exams
14/05/19Family jumps to defence of Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate after child escapes under gate
The child was quickly returned to the school and is now safe and well
10/05/19Shrinking break times in English schools 'impacting social skills'
Afternoon break virtually eliminated and older pupils losing over an hour a week, finds study
07/05/19Don't blame teachers for letting down excluded pupils - blame ministers | Gaby Hinsliff
Something is going very wrong for vulnerable kids – but is the school to blame? Schools should be accountable for exclusions, but so should the ministers who have cut vital services
03/05/19Hinds asks heads how to solve special-needs budget squeeze
Schools are facing "knock-on pressure" as demand for special-needs support rises, England's Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, is expected to admit to head teachers later.