East Kent Sudbury School

The East Kent Sudbury School is a home education learning community in Margate, Kent in the United Kingdom. The community operates on Sudbury school principles, that opened in January 2019[1] and has attracted controversy.[2]

Margate is the location of Turner Contemporary, whereas the Cliftonville Ward remains the fourth most deprived in England. 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. 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, decided to embark upon founding a Sudbury model school.[2]

The opening will be gradual, in January 2019 if will offer part-time provision for home-schooled children, using rented space in the Cliftonville community centre. The school aims to register with the Department for Education, as an Independent school, making it the UK's first Sudbury model school. It offers a sliding scale fee structure.[2]

See alsoEdit

List of Sudbury schools


  1. ^ "Our Model". A Self-Directed, Democratic Setting For Students Aged 5-18. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Aitch, Iain (11 December 2018). "Bohemian private school in area of child poverty divides residents". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 December 2018.

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Coordinates: 51°23′20″N 1°23′41″E / 51.38889°N 1.39466°E / 51.38889; 1.39466