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 […]

Engaging curriculum doesn’t stop in Swale!

Child at Lansdowne Primary School

Swale schools in The Stour Academy Trust have continued to bring learning to life for their pupils as they returned to school this month. The children, many of whom had not been in school since March have adapted brilliantly to the ‘new normal’ way of school life. Year 4 at Thistle Hill Academy in Minster […]

The Stour Academy Trust Rewind 2019-20

The Stour Academy Trust Rewind 2019-20

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!

Home Learning Lessons reach 100k views!

The Stour Academy Trust are celebrating a significant milestone in providing quality home learning opportunities for children during lockdown. The Trust’s daily Home Learning Lessons, which have now run for 10 weeks, have reached over 100,000 views on the Trust’s Youtube channel. Over 800 lesson videos have been made by Teachers across The Stour Academy […]

Water Meadows Primary School takes first step in expansion

Water Meadows Primary School takes first step in expansion 1

Water Meadows Primary School took a big step forward in its future growth with the delivery and installation of its new building last week. The modular building, was craned into place with children and staff looking on. The new building is part of the significant improvements to the school’s infrastructure as it prepares for an […]

Primary Children across Kent take part in virtual Bake Off

Throughout the year, all children in The Stour Academy trust take part in Trust-wide competitions and events; allowing the children to interact and compete with children from all over Kent. The competitions and events (sporting and non-sporting) are organised to promote collaboration and healthy competition. Despite the school closures due to Covid-19, children (and adults!) […]

Trust shares home learning resources for all Kent pupils

To continue providing quality-learning opportunities for children whilst school closures are in place, today saw the launch of The Stour Academy Trust’s online home learning videos and resources for pupils and parents to access at home. The Home Learning Lessons can be accessed by visiting the link below: Every day, the Trust is releasing an […]

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 […]