Coming to East Peckham Primary School
Our school can be found in the wonderful rural village of East Peckham near Tonbridge.
We have a forward thinking staff who are always determined to make the learning experiences the most exciting and interesting for our children. Our curriculum policy is based around making learning as real life as possible and preparing our children for the real world.
The teachers start each topic with an engaging 'hook' which our children absolutely love. Whether we have CCTV of Goldilocks running through the school, discovering a rocket has crash landed in the school or searching for Murphy (Mrs Wickens' dog) in the village only to find he had slipped into Alice's Wonderland!
Murphy is in fact a certified reading dog and there are times when he visits the school to read with different children. This helps to build their confidence in reading and encourages children to practise their reading skills.
Have you heard of Forest School? It is an opportunity to learn outside and have new experiences. The children make food on a camp fire as well as investigate the nature around them. Years R, 1 and 2 have weekly sessions at Forest School. Each class in Key Stage 2 get a chance to go to Forest School too on a termly timetable.
Are you interested in learning a musical instrument? We have private music teachers visit us who can teach a range of instruments. At the moment, Rocksteady Music School come and teach children throughout the school how to be in a rock band!
Did you know that we have a nationally recognised Anti-Bullying Award? This is in recognition of all the work that we do to help children with their friendships and to address unkind behaviour. Year 6 children are trained peer mediators which means that they can help support children fix broken friendships. They are trained by Maidstone Mediation Service. Year 6 children are also reading buddies and Reception children buddies. They help our newest children settle into life in school. Mrs Hardwick (Pastoral Support) is also in school to support the wellbeing of families and children. She is here to listen and help in any way she can. She is available on Monday-Thursday afternoons and from 11am on Friday.
We are lucky to have our very own heated swimming pool. Yes...that's right - it is heated and feels like a bath! Schools are only required to have swimming lessons for one year group during their time in school, however every class in our school has lessons when the pool is open!
Did you also know that we have a kitchen in school? This kitchen isn't for the staff but for the children. Children are able to learn about kitchen safety as well as make some healthy and tasty treats!
Are you interested in Breakfast Club? Our breakfast club is actually called Breakfast Cafe! Emma's Kitchen, who provides our school dinners, provides a breakfast. The menu is available here. https://www.east-peckham.kent.sch.uk/wrap-around-care/
In our opinion our school is the place to be! If you would like to visit to find out more about us, please make an appointment with the school office. We can't wait to meet you!