Why choose Adisham CE Primary School?
An engaging Curriculum that prepares children for the future
We nurture our students’ growth through a thematic creative curriculum, inspiring them to become well-informed, critical, and creative thinkers in line with our Christian vision, much like the growth of the mustard seed into a robust tree. By intertwining spiritual growth with academic learning, we aim to cultivate life-long learners whose knowledge, creativity, and faith will guide them throughout their lives and help them contribute meaningfully to their communities.
A modern approach to teaching and learning
We believe in fostering an environment where teaching extends beyond traditional direct instruction, encouraging our students to become more engaged in their learning journey. Our educational approach combines flexible, interactive, and personalised methods, allowing our students to develop vital skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity, thus preparing them to thrive in the 21st century, just as the mustard seed grows into a flourishing tree.
Purposeful integration of technology
Echoing our Christian ethos of nurturing and growth, we equip our children with a wide array of technological tools, such as green screen recording, QR codes, video recording, and 3D world builders, to enhance their learning experience. Ensuring technology is readily accessible in the classroom, we empower our students to produce personal and powerful responses, fostering joyful, memorable, and spiritually enriching learning experiences, in line with our commitment to develop life-long learners.
Devices for every child
To enable us to deliver a truly personal learning experience for every child, technology is readily accessible in every single year group.
Once a child enters Year 3, they will each receive an iPad and iPad pen which will be taken with them all the way until they leave for secondary school.
If children are excited about a topic and wish to carry on with their own independent research or even complete digital homework, they can take their device home!
A Child-centred, collaborative environment
We strive to break away from the constraints of traditional classroom settings that limit children to front-facing desks and encourage a more dynamic, child-centred learning environment. Upholding our Christian values of collaboration and individual growth, we offer flexible classroom furniture that allows children to move around, adjust according to the current learning activity, and interact with their peers. This fosters social skills, encourages teamwork, and also supports independent work, reflecting our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals ready to contribute positively to our community.
A close knit community
We are devoted to creating an inclusive community where parents feel welcome, involved, and appreciated. Regular invitations are extended to parents to join us in school to celebrate their children’s achievements, providing an opportunity to witness first-hand the progress, growth, and development of their child’s skills, knowledge, and creativity. These events not only strengthen our community bonds but also provide a platform for children to take pride in their accomplishments and share their learning, reflecting our commitment to fostering a nurturing and supportive Christian community.
We are a Church of England School
We are driven by our deep rooted Christian commitment to the children’s well-being and education. We want to develop a safe and exciting environment where all God’s children flourish through opportunities and collaboration in a nurturing environment to become lifelong learners.
A caring, supportive and responsive EYFS
We strive to provide an Early Years environment that is caring, supportive, and attuned to each child’s individual needs. We believe in the importance of outdoor play and exploration, promoting learning experiences that bring children in direct contact with nature. By interacting with the weather, seasons, and the natural world, children can exercise their curiosity, engage their senses, and enjoy physical activity, fostering a well-rounded development in line with our Christian values.
A smooth transition from EYFS to KS1
We believe that expecting our 5-year-old children to settle down to formal lessons as soon as they move into Year 1 is wrong. We passionately believe that young children learn best through play and exploration and therefore follow a ‘Continuous Provision’ method to ensure that children experience a smooth transition into more formal teaching. This results in happier, more engaged children, who are able to develop a lifelong love of learning.
We recognise the importance of providing childcare options to assist working parents.
Adisham CE Primary School is open from 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday.
As well as our Breakfast Club and After School Club, we offer a range of free Extra-Curricular Clubs every term that children can take part in after school.
An Inclusive School
We are committed to provide equal educational opportunities to all children, regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, or experiences.
Our classrooms are inclusive and recognise and value the diversity of children and create a learning environment where all pupils feel supported, valued, and challenged.
A commitment to well-being
We prepare children to succeed in their personal and professional lives by nurturing both their thinking and social-emotional skills.
Memorable residential opportunities
Every year, all Year 4 children in The Stour Academy Trust are given the opportunity to attend a free residential camping weekend.
Organised and financed by the Trust, the residential, which is set over two weekends in June, sees Year 4 children experience what for many is their first time away from home.
Set in the grounds of Sturry CE Primary School in Canterbury, children camp for two nights in large 8 person tents and experience a variety of exciting activities with their classmates and new friends from other schools.
- Whole camp team games
- Groups team games
- Laser Tag
- Woodland survival skills
- Bouncy castles
- Songs and roasting marshmallows on the campfire
At every mealtime, children receive hot cooked food provided by the school catering team (and served up by staff!), whilst every evening sees hot chocolate and biscuits served before bedtime!
Hot Food typically consists of an English breakfast, baguettes and salad for lunch and an indoor BBQ for dinner!
With no charge to parents, the year 4 camping residential is a popular and fantastic memory making experience for our children.
Part of a transformative Multi Academy Trust
Adisham CE Primary School is part of The Stour Academy Trust, a Multi Academy Trust of 8 Primary Schools across Kent.
The Stour Academy Trust has set out to transform schools to better prepare our young people for the 21st century.