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'Clumsy' stats by BBC's Nick Robinson in PM interview distorts number of underperforming Kent schools says KCC

Contributed by editor on Oct 31, 2016 - 05:51 PM


In a recent interview with Theresa May, BBC‘s Nick Robinson made reference to Kent schools during a discussion about grammar schools saying: “The highest number of underperforming schools in the UK is in Kent where they have grammar schools.”

Kent recommendations to improve social mobility through grammar schools

Contributed by editor on Jun 01, 2016 - 08:40 AM

A Select Committee made up of nine cross-party Kent County Council Members is putting forward 16 recommendations to help improve social mobility by ensuring access for children from all financial backgrounds to grammar schools in Kent.

Canterbury and East Kent Colleges cozying up together

Contributed by editor on May 28, 2016 - 03:50 PM

Following simultaneous meetings of the Boards of Governors at Canterbury College and East Kent College, the decision has been taken to formally strengthen operational ties and planning between the two Further Education Colleges.

East Kent College brings home prestigious award from ceremony in London - Photo

Contributed by editor on Apr 27, 2016 - 04:35 PM

East Kent College won the contribution to the local community award at Friday night’s annual TES FE Awards (22 April) in London's West End.


£1.48 million funding for Folkestone campus helps build Kent’s construction skills

Contributed by editor on Apr 14, 2016 - 02:05 PM


Construction skills are to get an important boost following news that East Kent College has secured funding from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) to extend its training facilities at its Folkestone Campus.


Students working on historic Radnor Park Lodge restoration project in Folkestone meet up with Monk - PHOTO

Contributed by editor on Feb 11, 2016 - 08:05 PM


The Leader of Shepway District Council was among the guests at East Kent College’s Folkestone Campus Community Day on Wednesday (February 10).

Wham BAM £10 million contract awarded for new 900 student college in Ashford - PHOTO

Contributed by editor on Oct 30, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Hadlow Group, which operates West Kent College, Hadlow College and Ashford College, plus a number of other sites, has awarded BAM Construction a £10.8 million contract to construct a new town-centre college campus.


Change course offer to young people in Kent

Contributed by editor on Oct 05, 2015 - 07:25 PM


Help is available for young people who have to stay on in education and training until they are 18 and not yet made up their minds, or have started a course and know it’s not for them.


Visitor success for Dungeness nuclear plant is celebrated with zingy cupcakes!

Contributed by editor on Sep 16, 2015 - 08:40 AM



EDF Energy has celebrated the success of the visitor centres at its eight nuclear power stations as the 100,000th visitor stepped through the door of the centre at Dungeness B in Kent – just three years since the first one opened in August 2012.

What's worth £34million to Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs?

Contributed by editor on Jan 21, 2015 - 11:05 AM

An economic impact survey commissioned by Thanet District Council, and supported by Visit Kent and its Interreg projects, has found that in 2013 overseas students spent an estimated £33.6 million in the area and support 905 jobs.

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