As a Trust, our collective commitment to raising aspiration, helping our children grow, flourish and achieve their ambitions drives our work.
Each of our schools has its own unique and distinctive character and vision for its community, something we proudly celebrate and protect. Each offers a fantastic learning environment for its children supported by our unique curriculum enrichment offer/partnership with the colleges and business units across the EKC Group.
We encourage you to learn more about their incredible work.
We are a thriving and varied school community who values all of our children’s many talents, whether academic, sporting, creative or otherwise. We set high expectations for all members of our community – adults and children alike – and we take pleasure in celebrating their many achievements.
We are very proud of our school, which offers a caring environment where children happily explore a rich and diverse curriculum. Our pupils are given opportunities to develop confidence, self-esteem and a strong sense of social responsibility. We have high expectations, and pupils are encouraged to achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum. We take every opportunity to promote British values, which complement our own Briary values.
At Briary, we believe in setting and getting GOALS. We believe that we provide Great Opportunities which will lead to great Achievements and great Learning therefore making Briary a great School!
We are committed to supporting our pupils to make progress in all aspects of their lives and achieve the maximum success possible. Through our rich, relevant curriculum we build self-belief, encourage a sense of wonder about the world and foster the ability to learn collectively and independently. We also support the children to develop as increasingly tolerant, respectful and caring individuals who are passionate about their learning, have the determination to cope when things get tough, are honest about where improvements are needed and are proud of their achievements.
At Bysing Wood we have high expectations of all members of the school community, in all areas of their time here. Our aim for all members of the school community is to strive to do their best and improve what their best can be.
We are committed to ensuring wellbeing and learning is at the heart of everything we do by growing confident, caring lifelong learners. At Holywell our vision is to “Recognise and Realise Aspirations”. This vision is based on the belief that each pupil in the school community is a unique individual, with the ability to achieve and an entitlement to a sense of personal worth. At the heart of our vision is the drive to ensure children grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.
We continually strive to provide an exciting, relevant and challenging curriculum; where children are inspired to learn and achieve to the best of their ability within a supportive and stimulating environment.
We strive to provide a happy and caring environment to ensure our children enjoy coming to school and become confident and independent learners. We support the wellbeing of every child to improve their self-esteem and self-image. We have high expectations of every child and value them as individuals. We expect the best from every child, and in return, we will support every child to ensure they reach their full academic potential.
At Queenborough School and Nursery, every member of our happy community is valued, nurtured and kept safe. Our contributions, big or small, are celebrated, allowing each of us to feel a sense of worth and ownership of our school. We are always ambitious, constantly striving to improve, giving and accepting only our personal best in everything that we do. We can work independently, as well as part of a team, and our relationships are built on high moral standards and the mutual respect that underpins our community.
We are committed to helping each and every child to fulfil their potential, genuinely believing that there is success in every child. We embody strong values which are underpinned in all we do; respect, perseverance, teamwork, achievement, creativity and enthusiasm. We have high expectations of all our children, both academically and socially.
Palm Bay is a lovely school, with happy children and staff, high-quality teaching and an exciting, engaging curriculum. Our children grow and learn in a safe, supportive environment in which they are encouraged to try their best and have a go at everything. Palm Bay children grow into polite, confident young people, well-prepared for the next stage in their education.
At Palm Bay, we value our partnership with parents and believe that working together is the best way to ensure children develop a lifelong love of learning and flourish.
We are passionate that every child enjoys and thrives during their school experience. We have strong values, and high aspirations for our children, supporting them to be Empowered, Ambitious, Supportive, Tolerant, Successful, Trustworthy, Optimistic, Understanding, Resilient [EAST STOUR] and truly flourish.
We aim to inspire our pupils to become lifelong learners and pride ourselves on our exciting and engaging curriculum, which underpins all our children's learning. We're, of course, passionate about all the subjects we teach. Music, Art and PE are key aspects that are woven throughout the termly themes alongside our dedication to English and Maths excellence.
At East Stour, our amazing and dedicated team, uses a nurture approach to support children's academic and emotional well-being; this, coupled with our inclusive approach, and exceptional support for children with additional needs, enables all our children to achieve their best outcomes.
Through our Trust and our EKC partnership we're able to provide inspirational opportunities for children to experience a wider and richer curriculum. Our children experience enrichment days including learning experiences in music, computing, construction and design, technology, hair and beauty, travel and tourism, business and many more sectors - accessing the resources, equipment and specialist staff of the Group to provide them with a whole range of new, exciting skills to support them in their learning. Industry experts also provide workshops and events within the schools, bringing the learning to the children.
For more on our inspirational enrichment days and a look at some of the opportunities our children have enjoyed see our Inspirational Enrichment Day page.
Families are encouraged to visit the Academy with their child if they are planning to apply for a place.
To apply for a reception class school place (the September after your child turns 4) families need to complete the local authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) and submit this directly to the LA or child’s primary school by the deadline. All the details are listed on the Kent County Council Website We ask you to apply online, or you can request a form from the primary school or from the Local Authority.
Applications for in-year admissions are considered in the same way as those made at the beginning of the academic year and are dealt with in accordance the Local Authorities Fair Access Protocol. In-year admissions forms can be obtained from each Academy in the Trust.
For more on Admissions please see our Admissions Policy.
Keep up to date with news across our schools and Trust, including our curriculum enrichment days with our friends at the EKC Group colleges via our termly Trust Newsletter
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Serving our communities is at the heart of everything we do. Throughout the year, together with our partners, the EKC Group, our children and young people and our colleagues, deliver a series of social action projects for schools, families and whole communities to take part in and enjoy. Learn more about our work to date and how your family can join in on our Community Hub.
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