Sheppey School’s transformation continues

Two primary schools on the Isle of Sheppey were both pleased to receive a letter from local MP Gordon Henderson, congratulating the schools on their 2019 Key Stage 2 results. Both Richmond Academy in Sheerness and Thistle Hill Academy in Minster have shown an increase in the proportion of KS2 pupils reaching the expected standards […]

The importance of attendance

The Stour Academy Trust have created an animated video explaining the importance of having good attendance at school. Did you know that although an attendance percentage of 90% doesn’t sound that significant, it is the equivalent of 3 weeks and 4 days of learning missed? Watch the video below: The animation’s creator, Rob Butterworth said: […]

12 days of Christmas!

Teachers from across The Stour Academy Trust are sharing a Christmas themed story video every day up until the last day of this term. Dubbed ‘The 12 days of Christmas’, each day will see a Christmas story read by a different member of staff from one of the eight primary schools in the Trust. Built […]

Sturry CE Primary School Celebrate Children in Need 2019

Staff at Sturry C.E. Primary School in Canterbury have filmed their own music video to raise money for Children in Need. Staff at Sturry C.E. Primary School in Canterbury have filmed their own music video to raise money for Children in Need. The video shows the teachers singing and dancing along to music from the […]

Lansdowne Primary School is 50!

Lansdowne Primary School in Sittingbourne have been celebrating their 50th Anniversary with visits from former pupils, retellings of old school memories and even a re-creation of a 25 year old photograph. Past pupil, Rebecca Noakes, came to a special assembly to talk about her Lansdowne memories with the children. The children loved hearing her stories […]

Pupils from Finberry Primary school take part in national Voice Box joke competition

Did you hear the one about the pupils from Finberry Primary School who took part in a national joke competition to celebrate the fun and importance of communication? Throughout November the pupils will be parting part in Voice Box, a national initiative for mainstream and special primary schools which reminds people that all children need […]

Reading on the Isle of Sheppey goes viral!

Two primary schools on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent have been overwhelmed after their efforts to promote reading went viral. Created to launch a reading initiative to promote reading in school and at home, both Thistle Hill in Minster on Sea and Richmond Academy in Sheerness have had their fun reading themed music videos […]

Bedtime stories on the Isle of Sheppey!

Two Primary Schools on the Isle of Sheppey have taken inspiration from CBeebies to film bed time stories for their children and parents to enjoy at home. Richmond Academy in Sheerness and Thistle Hill Academy in Minster-on-Sea have both shared the bed time stories on facebook as part of an initiative to promote reading for […]

Finberry Primary School goes viral!

Staff at Finberry Primary School have been overwhelmed by the reaction towards a fun music video they shared on facebook last week. The video shows staff reading books in different places across the school whilst dancing along to reading inspired lyrics. Created to launch a reading initiative to promote reading in school and at home, […]

Ofsted report endorses incredible transformation

The Stour Academy Trust are celebrating the results of a recent ofsted inspection which endorsed the incredible transformation of Hersden Village Primary school, becoming the first significant milestone of a period of huge growth and revitalisation for the community. Labelled in 2006 as the school with the worst KS2 attainment score in England and having […]