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Education and learning
Education in Medway
Medway Council is committed to realising everyone's potential
and improving levels of achievement in the local community. The
council believes firmly in the principles of lifelong learning and
is dedicated to developing educational opportunities.
Medway has a relatively young population, with 19.2 per cent of
its people aged 14 years or less. One of Medway Council’s top
priorities is to ensure that young children are provided with the
highest-quality opportunities to learn. Its early years development
plan was singled out for praise by the government.
Medway has 108 schools, including six grammar schools, with a
total of almost 43,000 pupils.
The following sections go into more detail on education and
learning available in Medway:
Information about Medway Community Learning (MCL), Course
Finder and enrolment instructions. There is also information on
MidKent College, universities and the Workers' Educational
Schools, early years and childcare
Information for parents, including Medway schools,
early years and childcare provision.
Find out about free nursery places for three and four-year
Information for schools
Information, resources and guidance for staff in
Medway schools. Many of the linked files are in Word, PowerPoint
and Excel or specialist education software and may not be
accessible to everyone.
Information for young people, including the Youth Service,
14-19 learning and options open to people looking for higher or
further education in Medway.
Medway Children's Trust
Trust brings together local organisations and people in a
partnership committed to achieving one vision: To work together so
that children and young people in Medway are safe and cared for,
succeed in learning and thrive.
Medway Council has an innovative approach to youth
activities. Its Youth Parliament, was set up because Medway
Council believes that young people can play a powerful role in
reinvigorating local democracy and should be involved in issues and
decisions affecting their future.
Medway Children's University is part of a
national organisation that provides seven to 14-year-olds with
exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside
normal school hours.
The leaflet What Medway Council does for children
and where to go for help (pdf 549KB) tells you about the
variety of services for children, young people and their families
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