Welcome to Goat Lees Primary School
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Reception Admissions 2014 - Please contact the office to make an appointment to view the school.
Members of the Local Community are invited to our informal event on Saturday 30 November between 10:00am-12:00noon. Click here for details:
Message from Teresa Adams, Headteacher:
Goat Lees Primary School is a brand new school that opened on 4 September 2013. The school was created to serve the local community and to provide an education for children from the age of 4 years to 11 years.
We are a one form entry primary school that will initially consist of 4 classes but this will grow to 7 as the school develops. The school has good links with other schools in the area as it has been sponsored by 8 local primary schools and there has been significant input into the project by the local Headteacher group. We will continue to work in collaborative partnerships to support us in providing the first class education which will attract local parents and will mirror the standards provided by nearby outstanding primary schools.
As a brand new school, we are able to develop our own identity and to build a school that is modern and fit for purpose whilst remaining sympathetic to the local environment. It is a single story build with a care suite and disabled access and caters for children with a wide range of abilities. The design features a timber framed building that retains many natural qualities and makes the very best use of the site. Natural light, glazing to the front of the school, timber cladding and a sedum roof all serve to create an oasis nestled amongst the surrounding area. The high ceilings and curved design have created an interior with a feeling of space and calm with cleverly designed areas both inside and out, providing an enriching learning environment for all.
Of course, the completion of the building is just the start and we hope to add many more features to our school in the coming years. We are especially keen to develop our allotment area and to begin to grow a variety of vegetables and herbs. In addition we have an extensive garden area and a number of planters that we can plant up with flowers and bulbs to bring some added colour to the outdoor area. We also have an area where we hope to include some wild flowers and encourage wildlife and this will provide an excellent habitat for minibeasts. The children themselves have some fabulous ideas for developing our school and grounds and Year 5 and 6 have all made presentations to the Headteacher to share their ideas.
Please see below for contact details for Goat Lees Primary School:
address: Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9RR
tel: 01233 630201
out of hours/emergency contact: 07543 664527
OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND AIMS OF OUR SCHOOL
‘At the Heart of the Community’
A field can become a community
It is the people who make it
It is what is inside that counts
Ms T Adams is appointed as the new Headteacher -
In January 2013, Ms Teresa Adams took up the post of Headteacher at Goat Lees Primary School. The Chair and members of the Temporary Governing Body are delighted that she has been able to join the school at such a crucial time and she is now in a position to take a leading role in this exciting and challenging project.
We are confident that there will be many chances to meet her and we would encourage you to take advantage of such opportunities as she will want feedback from the local community. We are pleased that she is able to provide essential input at our meetings, as we move forward together to make the important decisions about our School.
But remember the School is a Community School. The appointment of the Headteacher is only the start and we would like to encourage members of the local community to get involved. We are currently running with a vacancy for a Community Governor on our Temporary Governing Body and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who feels they would be interested in this position. Please contact the school office via email in the first instance if you would like to discuss this matter further.
Rita Hawes, Chair of Temporary Governing Body
Goat Lees Primary School will open in September 2013 with a single Foundation Stage class (4 to 5 year olds) of up to 30 pupils and three mixed age classes in the other year groups.
The school will eventually have seven classes, one for each year group in the primary phase.
Local Nursery Children visit the Site
WW Martin, contractor for the Goat Lees Building
Project, recently invited local nursery groups for a tour
around the building. Full details and more photos on our
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