The Academy was opened in 1954 to serve the southern part of the Shepway Estate and the roads leading to it. It caters for boys and girls from the age of four to eleven years. It is well equipped, having its own library, dining hall, assembly hall, sports field and nature reserve.
It stands in beautiful grounds that we have developed especially to aid curriculum studies.
There are approximately 281 children on roll, of which, 13 are designated places for hearing impaired children who may start the academy at the age of two and a half years.
Parents are always welcomed and their concerns are valued. To have the teacher’s fullest attention, we appreciate visits during non-teaching time.
Our academy is a happy, caring and secure community which offers a stimulating learning environment. By developing potential and self-esteem we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, considerate and successful individual.
By learning together we:
foster a lifelong love of learning.
provide a range of intellectual, physical and creative activities.
nurture spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.
develop lively, enquiring minds.
promote respect, responsibility and self discipline.
build self-esteem and a sense of community.
What People Say
Daci is learning really well. I love the fact that the children are pushed to their full potential.
It was very nice to be able to view Oliver’s work and see how he is progressing. Thank you for the opportunity.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.