A field can become a community,
it is the people who make it,
it is what is inside that counts.
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.
Teresa Adams, Headteacher, Goat Lees Primary School
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.
Headteacher - Ms Adams
School Secretary - Ms Renwick
Telephone - 01233 630201
Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9RR