East Kent presents a diversity of economic, social and educational backgrounds for schoolchildren. When pupils and staff collaborate across schools, by sharing resources and exchanging experiences, there can be huge mutual benefits, especially for disadvantaged children. East Kent Schools Together is an innovative independent-state school partnership, in which each school contributes and draws from the partnership on an equal footing for the benefit of all. The inclusion of a university as a partner opens exciting and innovative educational opportunities for the schools involved.

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Our Vision

Positively impacting wellbeing is at the heart of our partnership. Our programme of events aims to create meaningful connections, develop soft skills, widen horizons and improve confidence. 


Coming Up

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  1. Tuesday 17 September, 4:00pm

    EKST Big Meet Tuesday 17th September 2024 (4-6pm) at Archbishop’s School, Canterbury

    Archbishop's School
  2. Wednesday 25 September, 9:30am

    Creative Innovation Hub at CCCU Workshop (NEW EVENT!)- Wed 25th Sept NOW FULLY BOOKED

    Creative Innovation Hub
  3. Wednesday 2 October, 9:31am


    Creative Innovation Hub, CCCU
  4. Wednesday 16 October, 9:00am

    EKST #Generation Restoration- “Atmosphere” event. Wed. 16th October 2024

    The Pines Calyx, St Margaret's Bay

Our Partners

Our partners are the following 11 secondary schools and 1 university partner:

Canterbury Christ Church University, Folkestone Academy, Herne Bay High School, Kent College, King’s School Canterbury, Spires Academy, St. Anselm’s Catholic School, St.Edmund’s School, St. Lawrence College, The Abbey School, The Archbishop’s School and The King’s School.


  • The Abbey School, Faversham
  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • St Lawrence College
  • Spires Academy
  • St Anselms
  • Herne Bay High School (https://www.hernebayhigh.org)

Support us

If you would like to support the East Kent Schools Together partnership by making or pledging a donation, or if you’d like to know more, please contact: Claire Bridger, EKST Project Lead EKSTpartnership@gmail.com | 07864 605412

Donations, whether one-off or regular, can assist with the central costs of running the partnership, or may be targeted at a specific project if desired. We welcome school visits from potential donors.


Kent Community Foundation (KCF) kindly have supported from their discretionary fund, from the Lawson Trust, ,the Crown Charitable Fund and the Pack Family Endowment. We are very grateful to them for this essential funding that supports widening participation and the futures of young people.

The Loveday Grassroots Endowed Fund supported us through KCF with a focus on our PSHE delivery and training.


Positively You are providers of student workshops, CPD for teachers, parent workshops and supportive resources. They have delivered workshops to over two million students and thousands of teachers to date with positive feedback and proven impact we are pleased to work with them. Find out more at www.positivelyyou.org.uk

We welcome expressions of interest from organisations who share our vision and would like to discuss becoming Associate Partners.