A good school place for every child

Our children deserve the best education this country has to offer. We have many excellent and good schools in Kent, but it’s becoming harder for those schools to maintain the standard of education they are offering because of the way they are funded nationally.

 

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Local schools are running out of space

We are running out of space in local schools. So much for the aspiration for more children to walk to school; some parents are having to drive their children half way round Maidstone to reach their allocated primary school.

New school MUST open by 2019

Every child deserves the chance to go to a good school – and preferably a good school close to home. We have some fantastic local schools but with more school-age children, there’s increasing competition for places.

Two new schools for Maidstone!

I'm delighted that the Government has approved plans to open two new schools for children in Maidstone.

Government commits to fairer school funding

I am pleased that the Government is committed to providing excellent education opportunities for all our children, no matter where they live or what school they go to.

Children in Maidstone need a new school

Children as young as four are having to take long, difficult journeys to school – that’s unacceptable. Maidstone needs this new school to be built as soon as possible.