An amazing day was had by all those who attended the Year 3 Roman Workshop.  The children took part in a battle between the Romans and the Celts; dressed up in Roman clothing; tasted Roman food; made their own good luck amulet and experienced a range of other activities the Romans would have experienced.  The Year 3 team are very proud of the children and how they participated in the day.

Following a visit from an  inspection team at the end of January, Ofsted have now published their findings and have judged the school to be good in all areas. The inspectors noted the "impressive rate" at which the school is being moved forward by leaders. They also commented on the "strongly positive ethos" which they found throughout the school and applauded the way in which the children exemplify the school's values: "They show perseverance, kindness and collaboration. They take pride in their achievements." 

Headteacher, Mr Ray McDonagh said, "We are very pleased with the comments from the Ofsted team. They particularly mentioned the pupils' supportive and collaborative attitudes, both to one another and to learning, which was a real-life demonstration of our ethos.

We continue to develop our vision and our school, and look forward to future challenges."

The full report can be found here: Ofsted Report 2018

On Wednesday 13th September we are celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday in school. His characters will feature throughout the learning during the day. We are also holding a competition for all children from Y1-Y6.

Either…                                          Make your favourite Roald Dahl character

OR                                                 Make up and create your own character.

You can be as creative as you like and use any medium. It could be junk modelling, a poster, collage, Hama Beads, a cake, playdough, even food,(please take a photo as evidence!), plasticine, sewing, paint, a mask... The list is endless.

Your competition entry should come into school ON Friday 22nd September.

Please find more information and ideas here or come and ask Mrs Gallimore at the book shed.

Good luck and happy creating!


On Monday 12th June, Year 5 parents were invited to attend an information evening to find out about the Swattenden Residential trip for Summer 2018 and about the Kent Test for September 2017.

The presentations used can be found by following the links below. If you were unable to attend and would like your child's CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores, or if you have any other queries, please contact the School Office  on 01227 373095. 


Swattenden Residential for Summer 2018

Kent Test 2017 information

Over half term, Year 5 busily crafted and built amazing Trojan horses. With hidden trap doors, impressive wooden craftsmanship and even lego, the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about how the Trojan War begun. Year five even took to the school field where they re-enacted various events; some stood proud as King Menelaus with his hungry army whilst the ‘Greeks’ sat silently still waiting for Odysseus’ cunning plan to start.
As part of our topic, we welcomed ‘The Living History Workshop’ to our school on Thursday 8th June. The day was enjoyed by everyone (including the adults) – the children witnessed what life would have been like in the hustle and bustle of the Athenian market, marched to the Parthenon to worship Athena, trained as part of the Spartan Army and even experienced their first Olympic games.
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