Wednesday, 28 February 2018

10am Opening Time- Thursday 1st March

Closing the school over the last two days has been a very difficult decision to make and, throughout the day, we have been reviewing the situation and checking the site with the aim of making a decision about whether we will open tomorrow. 
I have to admit it is still really difficult to call at the moment because, whilst I really want to open the school, I must also consider whether can we get pupils and staff both in and home safely. 
At present, I have read a number of different  weather forecasts for Gravesend and the surrounding areas for the next 48 hours which range from heavy snow overnight to clear but freezing conditions. Whilst Friday’s forecast appears to be more consistent, there seems to be less certainty around Thursday’s; where further snow and disruption are currently forecast during the afternoon. 
Therefore, the current plan is to aim for a later start (10am) tomorrow. This will give our staff, many of whom live more than 30 mins drive away, more time to journey school safely and also assess the safety of the site. 

However, as there was today, there may come a point when we decide that we will be unable to open. We will update relevant online sites and the blog by 8.30am tomorrow. Please note that breakfast club will not be open tomorrow. Refunds will be made accordingly.

My apologies once again for any inconvenience that has been caused due to our school closure and thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please keep checking our website for further updates. 

Sarah Green

World Book Day - Postponed

Tomorrow, Thursday 1st March, is World Book Day. However, even if the weather is suitable for staff and pupils to get into school safely, many parents will not have been able to organise their child’s costume yet. Because of this, we have decided to postpone World Book Day until Thursday 8th March so we can all celebrate our love of books together properly. Please share the news so we can spread the word as much as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

School Closed- Wednesday 28th February

We understand that it is disruptive to shut the school but we only do so in exceptional circumstances when the health and safety of staff and children are at risk.

Having assessed this mornings forecast and school site, ice will bring travel chaos and dangerous walking and driving conditions, making the journey to school unsafe for children and staff. Therefore I have reluctantly made the decision to CLOSE the school today Wednesday 28th February.  My sincere apologies for the any inconvenience caused.
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

School is CLOSED- Tuesday 27th February

School CLOSED due to dangerous road conditions for staff travelling in and forecast for further snow.
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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Severe Weather Conditions- Snow

How will we let you know if the school is closed? A text will be sent via teachers2parents mail. Please ensure your contact details are up to date please. 

If we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, we may have to take the decision to close the school. 

You may also find the information you need from the following sources:

• Kent Closure website - 

• Kent radio 

Please do not telephone the school as the phone lines may be needed. 

Even if the school is open, you may decide at the start of the day that the journey into school is not safe for your child. Please can you then call the school to report the absence in the usual way.

The school will always remain open whenever possible. We will only close on health and safety grounds, e.g. no heating, no running water, insufficient staff to supervise the students or if the site is not safe.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Year 1 - IPC Entry Point

Year 1 will be learning about buildings in IPC this term. We looked at the structure of a house of cards and then had a competition to see who could build the best house!



Friday, 9 February 2018

Have a wonderful half term

We return to school on Tuesday 20th February

Today was Music Day!

What an amazing day we had!

Year 1 made their own musical instruments

Year 2 visited Woodville Halls for a 2 hour workshop

Year 3 had a bucket drumming workshop

Year 4 has a musical workshop looking at body percussion

Year 5 and 6 had a Latin and Samba dance workshop in the Hall

Wednesday, 7 February 2018


Five children have worked so hard and completely cleaned the pond out, to begin refilling. Amazing work!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Number Day




Murder Mystery in 4F. Maze Runner Challenge in 3A

Creating Maths Board Games in 3S. Children celebrating number day in 1Shaxted