We have a Breakfast Club, which opens at 8am every school day. You can register your interest at the office.
There are a range of after-school clubs dependent on the time of year and age of pupils. We have outside agencies run Football, Gymnastics, Yoga and Spanish Club. Clubs do change from year-to-year. Clubs run by the academy staff normally finish at 4:15pm. We currently have an after-school club for child-care needs run externally in our Art Studio and outside spaces every Monday-Thursday until 5:15pm.
The school day starts at 8.40am and finishes at 3.15pm. During the day there is a morning playtime lasting 15 minutes, and an hour for lunchtime. The day is structured around Inquiry based learning, with Maths and Phonics (in EYFS and KS1) usually taught discretely. We have assemblies daily and we try to walk or run the daily mile at some point in our day!
Children wear a red jumper or cardigan with the school logo on, with grey trousers/shorts/skirts/pinafore dresses. Black shoes and a white shirt with a tie are also part of the uniform. Children are expected to have the school book bag or rucksack, and also a PE bag with all the items needed for PE including footwear, black shorts/jogging bottoms and their house team coloured t-shirt. Uniformbase in Chatham are our uniform providers.
In school we have 4 house teams. They are Herons (green), Lapwings (yellow), Redshanks (red) and Skylarks (blue). This team will determine what colour PE t-shirt your child will wear. Children are encouraged to earn house points for their team, and a weekly total is announced in a Celebration assembly. These teams are also how our sporting events are organised, including our very popular sports days.
Over the academic year, we invite you into school for open classroom events and a class assembly. Each year group has the opportunity to showcase their learning to their parents/carers in this way.
At Christmas, KS1 usually performs a Nativity to parents and KS2 leads a Carol Service to their adults.
The PTA also arranges a Christmas Fayre and various other sales to help fund purchases in the school. The PTA have recently managed to raise funds to buy a class set of Ipads, our trim trail and even an outside classroom!
COVID-19 restrictions may impact on the opportunities for parents/carers to come into the academy, but the information reflects our normal practice.