We are a busy, hard-working and friendly school, with an extended-family ethos. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for parents, pupils and friends.
'This is a good school. The quality of teaching is typically good and sometimes outstanding. As a result, pupils achieve well and attainment at the end of Year 6 is typically above average in reading, writing and mathematics.' Ofsted May 2013.
'This school continues to be good. Leaders have ensured that the strengths identified at the last inspection have continued, as well as effectively addressing the areas for improvement. There is a strong and effective culture of safeguarding in the school.' Ofsted January 2017.
Message below from Mrs Noake, Headteacher - sent on 5.1.2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am sure that you are all aware, that the Prime Minister announced last night that all schools will remain closed for most children until at least the February half term holiday. Learning for most children will now be provided remotely - on-line for the whole of Term 3. The teachers are in the process of ensuring all their planning is available from the school website and should be ready to use from tomorrow morning (06.01.21) - if it hasn't been uploaded already.
Hoath Primary will be open for children of key/critical workers (please see the Government's definition below), children with EHCP's and those who are eligible for Free School Meals, from Wednesday 6th January, 2021. We will be open from 8.45am until 3.15pm and there won't be a staggered start or end to the day. I'm afraid we will not be able to offer Breakfast Club this term. The children don't need to wear uniform.
For those parents who are key/critical workers, can I please request that you only send your children into school when you need to go to work. We have a large number of parents requesting places (approximately 30) and this makes a class of Year R to Year 6 very challenging to teach effectively. In addition, it makes the group very large and therefore putting everyone at a higher risk. We could open more than one group but I'm hoping that with your support this won't be necessary, as I'd like to keep the staff numbers attending school on a given day as low as I can, to ensure their safety too. As the Government advises, the safest place for everyone is at home.
Just to clarify, all children in Class 1 and 2 are eligible for Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) but it's only those children who's parents have successfully applied for Free School Meals (FSM) from KCC, who are eligible to attend school at this time. If you would like to check to see if you are eligible for free school meals please go to https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals . Your eligibility will be checked and your application processed straight away. If your application is successful the school will be notified by email immediately and your child should start receiving their free school meal within 24 hours. We are assuming that the voucher system will resume and if so, each child who is in receipt of FSM will receive a £15 voucher per week during lockdown. However, if the children attend school they will receive a free school meal and not a voucher.
I hope that I have managed to answer most of your questions, but please contact the school should you need any further clarification.
Thank you for your continued support.
We all send our best wishes and hope that everyone stays well and safe.
Mrs A Noake
Please click on the document below to read the Government's definition of Key/Critical workers
Open sessions are held annually at Hoath Primary School, by the Head Teacher.
These are for all prospective parents and carers to come along to find out more about our school, before making choices for the Reception Year in the next Academic Year.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are doing things differently this year and asking prospective parents to, ideally, tour the school virtually. We are in the process of setting up a link on our school website that will enable parents to watch a virtual tour around the school and hope that this, alongside the School Prospectus and Early Years Handbook (available from this school website), will give all parents the information they need to make an informed choice.
For any enquires, please contact the school office - 01227 860249 or email@example.com
Term Dates 2020-2021
Term 1 Tuesday 2nd September - Friday 23rd October
Term 2 Tuesday 3rd November - Friday 18th December
Term 3 Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Term 4 Tuesday 23rd February - Wednesday 31st March
Term 5 Thursday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Term 6 Tuesday 8th June - Wednesday 21st July
School will be closed for:
Staff Development on:
Tuesday 1st September 2020
Monday 2nd November 2020
Monday 22nd February 2021
Thursday 1st April 2021
Monday 7th June 2021
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021
Click on the link below to access a range of suitable children's activities and useful Websites.
We know that not everyone has a printer at home but please do not worry if this is the case as there are plenty of alternatives. Specific planning is provided for each class by the Class Teachers - this is a guide for what can be done by the children. The websites below give plenty of alternative options for your children to follow. As well as the suggested work provided, all children should be looking at Times Tables and reading every day.