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Press statements on ongoing and upcoming EKC Group projects can be found below.

Emma Wilkinson, Principal of EKC Sixth Form College, said: "We're very excited to welcome our first students this year, with a host of experienced teachers across a wide range of subjects. We have an exceptionally broad range of provision on offer, with 25 subjects including Classical Civilisation, Fine Art and Criminology alongside more common subjects such as English, Further Maths and History.

“At EKC Sixth Form College, learners’ independence will be encouraged in a unique environment designed to be the perfect steppingstone to university life. There are abundant opportunities for all of our students to explore their interests and hobbies through clubs, societies, and sports teams, all while studying in a vibrant student city.

“Students will benefit from our Group’s strong industry connections, ensuring they have access to top quality work experience opportunities with companies leading their fields. We also have a dedicated Student Experience team on hand to support learners, organise trips and events throughout the year, and to ensure they have the best time during their A Level studies.”

Upon receiving Levelling Up funding for the EKC MargateDigital project, EKC Group's Chief Executive Officer, Graham Razey OBE, said: “This funding will help bring EKC MargateDigital to life, helping to grow new high skills, high wage jobs across Thanet and the wider East Kent area. It’s a really exciting prospect which will bring education, business and those looking to train and develop together, ensuring that the right skills are being developed in this growing area of our economy. Now that we have the funding in place, we’re looking forward to getting on with the business of developing and delivering this new provision for the Thanet community we proudly serve.”

Graham Razey, Chief Executive Officer for EKC Group said: “The news that this would receive funding was certainly cause for celebration, as it’s a truly exciting project for the whole of the Ashford borough.

“We’re exploring the various curriculum opportunities we could deliver within the development, as part of a real marriage between industry and education, ensuring the community we serve gets the skills they need.

“This funding will help this new project take another step forward.”