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School fines: Parents face tougher penalties in attendance crackdown

School fines: Parents face tougher penalties in attendance crackdown

Taking children out of school without permission is to get more expensive as the government prepares to launch a crackdown on authorised absences.

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Heading ban in youth football

Heading ban in youth football

Heading will be banned in all football matches for players aged under-9 from the start of next season.

Kent primary school wins Disney cruise for whole class

Kent primary school wins Disney cruise for whole class

A Kent school has won a four-night Disney cruise trip for a whole class in a nationwide competition.

The children’s meals with the highest salt content revealed

The children’s meals with the highest salt content revealed

More than a third of children’s meals sold in restaurants exceed government maximum salt targets says a new report studying more than 20 eateries.

Aeroplane to become school library

Aeroplane to become school library

An aircraft fuselage and an oil rig’s liferaft have become the latest additions to a special school’s innovative learning hubs.

‘I hope it encourages people to explore what we have here’

‘I hope it encourages people to explore what we have here’

An award-winning designer inspired by her young nephew has launched a children’s activity book showcasing her corner of Kent.

Pokémon whizz, 12, in running for $50,000 world title

Pokémon whizz, 12, in running for $50,000 world title

A schoolboy is preparing to travel more than 7,000 miles for the trip of a lifetime to compete in the Pokémon World Championships in Hawaii.

The 12 World Book Day books you could choose with your £1 token

The 12 World Book Day books you could choose with your £1 token

World Book Day celebrations take place this week but which special 2024 books might your children wish to swap their £1 book tokens for?

Don't miss our My Mum special this Mother's Day

Don't miss our My Mum special this Mother's Day

This March we will be publishing thousands of children's drawings in our fantastic My Mum Mother's Day specials - here's how to get your copy.

The £10m school set to tackle demand from surrounding new-build estates

The £10m school set to tackle demand from surrounding new-build estates

An official bid has been launched to build a new school to cope with increased demand from nearby housing developments.

New venture proving a hit with the kids

New venture proving a hit with the kids

With a successful ladies’ academy up and running, Ashford Golf Club professional Thomas Muchmore has now turned to the younger generation.

Parents urged to check their children’s ‘red books’ as UK measles cases rise

Parents urged to check their children’s ‘red books’ as UK measles cases rise

Kent and Medway parents are being asked to check their children’s ‘red book’ health records as officials try to reach those missing an MMR jab.

MMR jab uptake rates in Kent slump as ‘national incident’ is declared

MMR jab uptake rates in Kent slump as ‘national incident’ is declared

MMR vaccine rates in Kent have fallen below global targets – amid fears measles case will spread rapidly in the UK unless more people get the jab.

‘School name change has created venom’

‘School name change has created venom’

A petition objecting to a decision to change the name of a 19th-century village school is gathering momentum.

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New school to open in 19th-century mansion

New school to open in 19th-century mansion

Plans to open a new school for children with special needs have been given the green light.

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Royal Mail reveals what children really want this Christmas

Royal Mail reveals what children really want this Christmas

For 60 years Royal Mail has been in charge of Santa’s postbag and his replies – so what is it that children really want for Christmas this year?

School’s expansion and relocation plan revealed after 20-year wait

School’s expansion and relocation plan revealed after 20-year wait

A school which has waited 20 years for new premises will move to a “trailblazing” building in Kent’s garden city, with room for hundreds more pupils.

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Win a football coaching session at Ballerz in Bluewater with former England star Rio Ferdinand


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