Category Archives: Schools and colleges

East Sussex pioneers lockdown laptops scheme

More than 1,000 laptops arrived in East Sussex – one of the first areas in the UK to benefit from a DfE schemeVULNERABLE and disadvantaged young people in East Sussex have been given a boost to their learning with the arrival of a shipment of over 1,000 free laptops.

East Sussex County Council was the first authority in the country to place an order under a Department for Education (DfE) scheme aimed at ensuring pupils can continue learning at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading

Public asked for their views on rail discount scheme

VIEWS are being sought on plans to end a rail discount scheme which has seen a dramatic drop in applications.

The Sussex Student rail discount card, established by East Sussex County Council in partnership with West Sussex and Brighton & Hove councils, offers a 34 per cent discount on rail travel for further education students. Continue reading