01233 630201
...at the heart of the community

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.

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  • Welcome to the Autumn term (Term 1 and 2)

    Welcome back!

    Welcome back to a new school year!
    We would like to offer a warm welcome to all our new children and staff and hope that they have an enjoyable start at Goat Lees Primary School. I know that we want to wish all those who have moved on from Goat Lees, the very best and we look forward to hearing about how they are all getting on. It is always gratifying to hear from parents and from former pupils that they have settled in well at new schools but still hold very fond memories of their time with us.
    It is extraordinary to think that we are moving into our fifth year and that we are now established as a one form entry primary school, at full capacity with seven classes. We have also seen tremendous developments in the collaborative work that we undertake with other schools and on 1 August 2017, Goat Lees Primary School officially become part of the CARE Foundation Trust. This formalises the existing arrangements that we already had in place and we are sure that it will provide even more opportunities for our children in the future. We look forward to sharing more information about this during the year. The completion of our ‘Studio’ for performing arts has been another fantastic achievement and the whole school community are making great use of it so we anticipate many more performances throughout the year.
    There are many exciting things to look forward to this year with all the usual events and of course, lots of exciting activities linked to our school curriculum. Our website is updated regularly and all the latest news along with all the forthcoming dates for the year are included so remember to have a look around the site to see what is going on.
    Starting a new academic year is always a timely reminder that we must make the most of the time that we have in primary school and ensure that our children have the best possible start in their education. As our world is rapidly changing so we must ensure that they are provided with the resilience and determination they will need for the future. We cannot escape the negative images and messages that our children and young people are witnessing and it is therefore more important than ever to celebrate their achievements and provide positive experiences. We look forward to working with our families and the wider community to support all our children and we hope that you will join us at one of the many events that we will hold during the year.
    Best wishes
    Teresa Adams, Headteacher, Goat Lees Primary School

    If you have a child starting school in September 2018 and you would like to pay us a visit, please click here to find out the dates and times that are available. You can also follow this link to download our school prospectus.

    Please click here for the term dates for 2017-2018

    Please click here for the school calendar 2017-2018 where you can find the dates of important events throughout the year.

    If you require any paper copies of the information provided on our website, please enquire in the school office.

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Contact Us

Headteacher - Ms Adams
School Secretary - Ms Renwick

Telephone - 01233 630201
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Address

Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9RR

  • We use sQuid at Goat Lees!

    sQuid is an online payment system that can be used to make a variety of school payments. Parents can use sQuid to pay for school payments such as: Dinner Money top ups, Cashless Catering top ups, and payments for School Trips & Offers.

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  • CARE Foundation Trust

    We are proposing that GLPS joins a group of schools to become CARE Foundation Trust schools, supported by the Co-operative Schools Network. As GLPS is already a foundation school, our status will not change but we will have the opportunity to formalise existing relationships with several of our hub schools as part of a trust group. Governors are seeking your views and will take these into account in deciding whether or not to proceed with the Proposal. Follow the links below for further information and the accompanying survey.

    Full consultation   Invitation summary   Public consultation questionnaire

  • Vacancies at Goat Lees

    We do not currently have any vacancies.


Diary Dates

11 Dec 2017 - 02:00pm - Key Stage 1 Christmas production
12 Dec 2017 - 09:15am - Key Stage 1 Christmas production
13 Dec 2017 - 12:00pm - Christmas lunch
15 Dec 2017 - 09:15am - KS2 Christmas service
15 Dec 2017 - 01:15pm - Class Christmas parties
18 Dec 2017 - 02:00pm - Key Stage 2 Christmas service
19 Dec 2017 - 02:15pm - Billy class Christmas celebration
20 Dec 2017 - 12:00am - Last day of Term 2
21 Dec 2017 - 12:00am - Christmas holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 12:00am - Christmas holiday

I am delighted to be writing to you as the Headteacher for Goat Lees Primary School which opened in September 2013. As the Headteacher of a brand new school, it truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel privileged to have been chosen to lead the school as it becomes established.

From the Headteacher

Goat Lees Primary School