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Our Amazing School

Submitted by headteacher on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:38
Wow! What another very busy and successful school year we have had and last Friday was a shining example of the day in the life of our wonderful school. It started at about 6.30am with parents and staff together setting up for sports day! Indeed it was a fabulous morning enjoyed by everyone. Well done to all the children but particularly those in Glassenbury and Scotney who won the KS1 and KS2 sports cup respectfully. Thank you to Mrs Mileham for organising the event, which as ever ran very smoothly. Thank you to the PTFA for providing refreshments and of course to you the parents, families and friends for all your support.

Following a picnic lunch, the school then opened its' classroom doors and parents were warmly invited to experience an afternoon in the life of Goudhurst & Kilndown pupil. There was a real buzz throughout the school and lots of parents commented on how it had been a wonderful day, just perfect!

I am sure you will also share our delight with the SATS results achieved by the year 6 pupils this year. 87% achieved the expected level in Reading, 87% in Writing and 90% in Maths.  Our provisional combined figure for Reading, Writing and Maths is 83% against the national figure of 64%, which is FANTASTIC! 


National   Interim KS2 results 2018

Kent   Average KS2 results 2018

Goudhurst   & Kilndown KS2 results 2018

Difference   (against National)































87% of our Early Years Children achieved a “Good level of Development” which is significantly higher than last year’s national figure of 71%.

Our KS1 children have also done extremely well. 80% achieved the expected level in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Everyone has worked very hard to achieve these results, so well done to you all and I know that you too will join me in thanking the staff for their continued hard work and dedication. Look in the school gallery to see more photos:

Today we celebrated Bastille Day as part of our teaching and learning of French. The children dressed in red, white and blue and enjoyed a variety of french activities this morning. This afternoon all the classes took to the playground for an afternoon of fun and a picnic with a french flavour! Thank you to the PTFA for providing the entertainment and food. Check out the wonderful cake!

Tonight we are looking forward to the KS2 Production of 'Ye Ha' which if the dress rehearsal yesterday is anything to go by, I know you are not going to be disappointed.

Tomorrow we have our final celebration assembly in St. Mary's Church at 9.15am - come if you can.

As we draw closer to the end of a very full year I would like to wish the children who are leaving every success at their new schools.  They have all grown, not only in stature but also in confidence and ability and have become young people that we can all be very proud of.  I would also like to thank their parents for their continual support during their child's time with us.
On behalf of all of governors and parents I would like to thank our wonderful staff.  As usual they have all worked incredibly hard throughout the year.  For some who are leaving us I would wish them every success in the future. 
On behalf of the staff I would like to thank all of the parents who have supported the school throughout the year, our amazing PTFA members who have raised so much money for the school, our volunteers who have listened to children read, helped transport children to sporting activities, helped at forest school and helped at after school clubs.  The staff and I all realise we are incredibly lucky to have your support and would like to thank you all.
And finally although we have the final week of school left, I would like to wish everyone a pleasant, relaxing and safe summer holiday along the fervent hope that the sun continues to shine!! I look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday 4th September.  

Infant Games

Submitted by sporto on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 12:04

Infant Games

On Tuesday 3rd July a team of year 2s entered the Infant Games at Hayesbrook School. Some of our year 6 young leaders also came along to help run a Tri Golf activity. The day was warm but with a lovely breeze which stopped us from sweltering. The children took part in 10 different activities, experiencing a range of sports from Skateboarding and Yoga to Basketball and Balanceability.  The activities were fun and non-competitive (though, of course, our children took them very seriously!) We were also asked to bring along some fruit to feed the Smoothie cycle which provided some wonderful drinks for the children.  Every child enjoyed themselves and came away wanting more….they all want skateboards now! Our year six young leaders performed brilliantly, leading each group as they appeared and explaining their activity perfectly. They were a real credit to the school.

Many thanks to the parents for transporting the children and supporting them.

Well done to Gus, Noah, Henry, Beau, David, Savvy, Tula, Emily, Jessamy, Evie, Hayley, Julia, Elise, Jake, Sam and Ryan.

Champions , 10th year running!!

Submitted by sporto on Monday, June 25, 2018 - 20:41

On Monday 25th June our athletics team travelled to the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford to complete in the Julie Rose Athletics festival. The team had trained hard and were very determined to do well, especially when they found out that we had won for the past 9 years! The weather was warm and the children were hot but performed absolutely brilliantly, winning race after race. Each child took part in 5 events: a sprint, hurdles, long jump, javelin and relay. As well as performing brilliantly they also behaved extremely well and were a credit to the school. Well done to all the children for making me a very proud coach and winning for a tenth successive year.

Congrats to Bella B, Siena, Leon, Seamus, Lily, Caitlynn, Will T, Cayden, Poppy, Ellie-Marie, Oscar, Boris, Olivia, Bethan, Joe and Jack.

Thanks you to Mrs Weston and Mrs Gent for accompanying me on the minibus and to all the parents for coming along and cheering very loudly.


Fitfence Day

Submitted by sporto on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 21:10

Fitfence Day

On Monday we had a fantastic day of fencing. Each class had a taster session and learnt lots of new skills and language.

They all had lots of fun, working and playing hard in the sunshine.

St Gergory's Football Fiesta

Submitted by sporto on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 21:04

On Wednesday 13th June a boys team and a girls team from year five competed in the St Gregory’s Football Fiesta in Tunbridge Wells.

Unfortunately I was unwell so I owe a big bucket of gratitude to Graham Dignan, Sarah Newton and Sean Gilder for stepping up as coaches for the day. They have reported back to me that both teams played well and enjoyed a day of football in the sun. The boys ended their morning games in joint second position but, due to goal difference, they went through to the 3rd/4th place play offs. They ended in a very worthy 4th place. The girls played out of their socks and ended up in the final where they achieved the silver medal position. Apparently Fifi is an amazing striker and Naomi was given the honour of being named Goal keeper of the event!!!
Well done to all of you and thank you to parents for lifts to and from the venue, I’m sure the parking was fun!!!!

For those of you with children who are good footballers St Greg’s is definitely worth a look at as they run a boys and girls Football Academy within the school.


Submitted by class3 on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:52

Today each class took part in a fitfence workshop. In class three we learnt how to do the 'en garde' stance, how to attack and defend and used plastic and foam swords. All the children had a great time learning how to fight safely. 

Bouldering Success

Submitted by sporto on Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:41

Bouldering success

A massive congratulations to Olivia Gent, year 6. Olivia attended the Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships in Edinburgh this weekend. This was her first National Competition and Olivia came in 4th place out of 30. This top 5 finish has earned Olivia a place at the GB Junior trials in November. Well done Olivia.



Tri Golf Champions

Submitted by sporto on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 18:24

Huge well done to the following year four children -

Daria, Violet, Miranda, Jasmine, Evie, Thomas L, Will, Cayden, Sam and Alexander.

What a glorious afternoon for a win. All the children played really well, I think they surprised themselves. Thank you to all the  Parents for their support and encouragement....and coaching!!

The T wells area finals are next week, if the winners of that area have a smaller score than us then we will go through to the Kent School Games finals representing the Tunbridge Wells and Weald area. Watch this space MM

Tennis Coaching

Submitted by sporto on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:23

Thank you to the wonderful coaches from Goudhurst Tennis club, to the PTFA and to the PE sports funding, we have just started our cycle of tennis coaching. Here are a few pictures of year 2 in their first session.

Viking Dance

Submitted by sporto on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:19

Class five enjoyed a Dance unit last term and linked it to their curriculum unit on the Vikings.....I felt no one would really know how Vikings danced so we had a lot of fun with sticks and scarves!!


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