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Communities we Serve

The Geography & Communities we Serve:

 The Trust operates across Whitstable and Herne Bay. We believe that local schools should both serve and be accountable to their local community. We also believe that having all the schools close together has significant operational benefits, and enables joint working much more easily. We also educate the same children at different stages in their educational journey, so close communication benefits them too.

Whitstable and Herne Bay:

Whitstable is a town famous for its Oysters and has been dubbed the Pearl of Kent. Its unspoilt and incredible Kentish shores contribute to outstanding views. The seaside town is also renowned for its dining and bustles with seafood eateries, picturesque lanes, delis, artisanal bakeries, boutique shops and art galleries; it’s a lovely place to visit and has been voted the best place to stay in the UK.

The traditional seaside town, Herne Bay, offers two miles of impressive seafront consisting of coastal favourites including pubs and fish and chip bars. It is a characterful town and has been a hit with visitors since the Victorian era with its wonderful bandstand, fragrant seafront gardens and distinctive 80ft Clock Tower.

Kent:

 

  • At the 2001 UK census Kent, including Medway, had 1,329,718 residents and 646,308 households, of which 1,329,718 residents and 546,742 households were within the administrative boundaries. Of those households, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% were co-habiting couples and 8.7% were lone parents; 28.0% of households consisted of individuals, 14.6% had someone of pensionable age living alone, and 30.4% included children aged under 16 or a person aged 16 to 18 who was in full-time education. For every 100 females, there were 9 males.

 

  • The 2011 census showed the ethnicity of Kent to be 1% White British, 4.6% other White, 1.6% South Asian and 1.1% Black