Revolution at Richmond Academy

Revolution at Richmond Academy 1

Richmond Academy, on the Isle of Sheppey, is at the forefront of a significant shift from the traditional philosophies and practices around teaching and learning.  The school is leading the way to develop a greater focus on personalised learning, allowing children to encounter a truly modern learning experience that centres attention on the individual needs of the children.  Technology will play a critical role in providing children at Richmond Academy the tools to give them more control over […]

Rewind 2020-21 & Jerusalema

Rewind 2020-21 & Jerusalema 2

What an incredible year it has been for children, parents and staff at all schools in The Stour Academy Trust. Let’s rewind and take a look back at this academic year! Children and staff at The Stour Academy Trust have been in the midst of a ground-breaking shift in their school experience, as they begin […]

Tackling the Digital Divide with The AIM Group – DONTATION UPDATE

Tackling the Digital Divide with The AIM Group - DONTATION UPDATE 3

One of the gaps not often discussed in education is the digital divide – not having access to technology that risks leaving students behind and may limit them reaching their potential in the future. The AIM Group, who offer free, government-funded, nationally recognised, Level 2 courses to parents, were able to support The Stour Academy […]

The Stour Academy Trust launches new logo

The Stour Academy Trust Logo

Almost ten years on from the establishment of the Trust, we are excited to introduce our new logo that will represent our Trust over the course of the next decade.

Tackling the Digital Divide with The AIM Group

Tackling the Digital Divide with The AIM Group 4

The Stour Academy Trust has partnered with The AIM Group to offer parents the chance to upskill their personal or professional development and at the same time, begin to tackle the digital divide. The AIM Group are offering free, government-funded, nationally recognised, Level 2 courses to parents across The Stour Academy Trust. Should the courses […]

Planning and preparation makes Remote Learning achievable

Remote Learning Update

The latest national lockdown has seen all schools partially close, with those not attending school accessing remote learning.  With 83% of children at schools in The Stour Academy Trust now at home, the switch to remote learning, although challenging, has been an overwhelming success.  Across the eight schools in the Trust, 1,889 children and staff are currently using Microsoft Teams to take part in over 400 […]

Christmas Hampers made for those hit hardest by Covid-19

Christmas Hampers at The Stour Academy Trust

With Christmas fast approaching, leaders at The Stour Academy Trust decided to bring a bit of Christmas spirit and festive cheer to its families who have been hit hardest by Covid-19. Staff have gone above and beyond to create 65 Christmas hampers which are being delivered to eight primary schools in Swale, Canterbury and Ashford. […]

Thistle Hill Academy deliver food hampers during school ‘circuit breaker’

Staff at Thistle Hill Academy delivering food hampers

With children remaining at home during the school’s two week ‘circuit breaker’, Thistle Hill Academy have pledged to provide all children in receipt of free school meals with a weekly food hamper. The school has put together a team of staff and volunteers who are going to be delivering the hampers straight to the front […]

Trust makes proactive decision to start short ‘circuit-breaker’ at Thistle Hill Academy

Thistle Hill Academy

In consultation with the Department of Public Health, The Stour Academy Trust have made the decision to close Thistle Hill Academy from Friday 13th November, with the school re-opening on Monday 30th November.   With an increasing number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Swale, the decision has been made as a proactive measure to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in […]

Phase two of Finberry Primary School opens

Finberry Primary School

Finberry Primary School are delighted to announce the completion of the second phase of their school building. Although current restrictions have delayed the planned opening celebrations, the children’s enthusiasm for their new state of the art school couldn’t be higher. The new extension enables Finberry to double in size over the coming years. The school’s […]