This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2018)
|East Kent Sudbury|
|Type||Home education learning community|
East Kent Sudbury is a home education learning community in Deal, Kent in the United Kingdom. The community operates on Sudbury school principles, that opened in January 2019 and has attracted controversy.
EKS is now situated in Ringwould nr Deal on a beautiful site developed for outdoor learning. In addition Kent still runs a system of selective education, with secondary modern schools, now called high schools or academies with grammar schools for the minority. London schools are fully comprehensive.
Co-Founder, Kezia Cantwell-Wright, who is an alumnus of A.S Neill's Summerhill was already home educating her children and sought a school with the principles of self-direction and democracy. Finding none in the area or indeed the UK she, alongside Kate Coleman and others, then embarked on founding the UK's first Sudbury model school.
The opening will be gradual, in January 2019 it offered part-time provision for home-schooled children, using rented space in the Cliftonville community centre. It offers a sliding scale fee structure and aims to be as inclusive as possible. In 2020 EKS moved to River, Dover and then in July 2022 settled into their forever home at Rippledown House in Ringwould near Deal.
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- Aitch, Iain (11 December 2018). "Bohemian private school in area of child poverty divides residents". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
- "Our location: we're moving". eastkentsudburyschool.org.uk/. East Kent Sudbury School. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
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