Goat Lees Primary School, Ashford

As we are sure that you will agree, the new building for Goat Lees Primary School certainly stands out as a striking landmark. Its is hard to imagine that only only a year ago this site was still a field which was unused and overgrown. The desire to see a school established on the site was widely supported by the local community and there was much interest in the design of the building. The driving force behind this project was a group of local Headteachers from the Ashford area who submitted a bid to sponsor the new school. They used all of their combined expertise to identify the essential elements that a school would need whilst ensuring that the additional features that would create a Wow factor were not forgotten. It was the collaboration of this group of school leaders and the team from Pellings, the chosen architects, who developed the design for the building. Indeed one of the reasons that the building is so successful is this unique partnership, which ensured that there was an equal balance between design and functionality. As a result we are fortunate enough to find ourselves with a school building design that really supports teaching and learning at Goat Lees Primary School. We are delighted that the success of our school building has been recognised in a national award from the Royal Institute of Chartered surveyors ~ RICS. The school has been shortlisted for two categories including design and innovation and the community award. We were recently visited by judges representing RICS and we were extremely pleased when our school received highly commended. I am sure you'll agree that the photograph by 'Philip Durrant Photography' is exceptional.


  • School Times Please note school starts at 08:50am. The side gate opens at 08:40am for pupils to make their way to their classrooms. The 08:30 Club is available at a cost of £10 per term for children arriving before 08:40am but not requiring the Breakfast Club. The school day finishes at 3:15pm for all pupils.
    Dogs & Animals Parents/carers are requested not to bring dogs and other pets onto the school grounds. This is in accordance with KCC regulations. The exception to this is, of course, assistance dogs.
  • Staff Vacancy Information We are not recruiting at the present time.
  • Breakfast Club Our BREAKFAST CLUB has now started This facility is available daily and details can be obtained from the school office. Should you require after school child care then please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Tiny Tots afterSchool Club which is run daily in the Goat Lees Community Hall during term time.
  • Cool Milk All children in the Reception Class will receive milk daily, courtesy of Cool Milk. This is free for four-year olds and when they turn five, this is subsidised by the school. There is also an option available for parents of children in other year groups to purchase milk through this Cool Milk scheme. Please contact us for more details.

Welcome Message

Goat Lees Primary School

...from the Headteacher

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. Read more...
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A field can become a community, it is the people who make it, it is what is inside that counts.

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Upcoming Events

Mon Sep 01 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Wed Sep 03 @ 8:40AM - 03:15PM
Children back to school

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Our Address:
Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford,
Kent, TN24 9RR
01233 630201
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Term Dates

Term Dates Dates for 2013-2014

Term 6   Tuesday 3rd June – Wednesday 23rd July


Dates for 2014-2015

Term 1   Wednesday 3rd September – Thursday 23rd October

Term 2   Monday 3rd November - Friday 19th December

Term 3   Monday 5th January - Friday 13th February

Term 4   Tuesday 24th February - Wednesday 1st April

Term 5   Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May

Term 6   Tuesday 2nd June – Wednesday 22nd July


Staff development days 2014-2015:

1. Monday 1st September

2. Tuesday 2nd September

3. Friday 24th October

4. Monday 23rd February

5. Monday 1st June