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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.

Success at the Julie Rose for the NINTH time!

Submitted by headteacher on Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 22:59

Enormous congratulations to Lily Hughes, Antonia Barry, Cayden Barker, Will Tuson, Poppy Hensey, Fifi Chapman, Oscar Dignan, Boris Gallacher, Olivia Gent, Alisha Steel, Joe, Jack Mercer, Katie Brush, Minty Sargeant, Freddie Croft and Piers Arscott. A very big thank you to Oscar for stepping in at the last moment....he didnt do too badly....winning every event!!! Thank you also to all the parents who supported the event and of course to Mrs Mileham for training the children and leading them to success.

Now the pressure is on for next year!!!

End of Term Celebrations

Submitted by headteacher on Friday, July 15, 2016 - 17:31

Last week we saw KS2 deliver three wonderful performances of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. Sports day took place on Friday morning and weren't we lucky with the weather! Well done to Scotney who won KS1 and Pattenden who won KS2. Well done to all the children who took part. It was a fabulous morning enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to you the parents for your support, the PTFA for the refreshments and of course to the staff but particularly Mrs Mileham for organising us all! Parents and family then visited the school in the afternoon to celebrate all that the children have achieved throughout the year. I felt very proud, there was a real buzz in the school, a sense of community and a feeling of success! Indeed I received this email over the weekend which I think sums up what a special place Goudhurst and Kilndown CEP School really is:

Dear Mrs Roberts 

I wouldn't normally send an email but I felt I had to write to say that last night's performance was a delight to watch. Most importantly, the sheer joy on ALL the children's faces during the encore is an absolute credit to you and all the staff. The unity is evident. In fact the whole day was filled with team spirit and true friendship. It is one big, happy family and we feel blessed to be part of it.

Please click on the gallery to see all that the children have achieved, along with the fun and laughter, that we have all shared together this year.

Only 3 more sleeps until the end of term!


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