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Thamesview School
Thong Lane, DA12 4LF, UK Gravesend
+44 (0)1474 566552


To all Parents, Students, Governors, Staff and Friends

A very warm welcome to Thamesview's website! You will see from this website how full and varied each term is at School. You will also see all the wonderful opportunities through our rich and varied curriculum, where we will continue to drive up standards of teaching and learning, together.

It is with honour that I stand at the helm of Thamesview, where teaching and learning really is at the fore of all school decisions.Headteacher As you will know from walking around the school, reading the positive news articles, and speaking to the most important figures in our community, our students, we are now a school with a reputation that we should be proud of, and one that I know will prosper in the years to come. Verification of our most recent successes and drives for improvement came from OFSTED’s visit in February 2007, where we were judged as “good” across the full range of areas observed for a subject inspection (the focus being science).

I am absolutely delighted to share with you our continuing trend for success at Key Stage 3 and 4.


We have exceeded all of our Kent County Council agreed targets, including attendance, SATs, and 5 A*-C passes. This year Thamesview has achieved the highest GCSE results in its history with 48% of our students achieving 5 A*-C passes. In addition, 50 of the Year 10 group achieved A*-C in English Literature and Maths. This year's results are a testament to everyone's continued hard work and I take great pride in recognising the phenomenal efforts of our staff and students; it just shows what determination and dedication can help to achieve.

Vocational Centre

Of course, our state-of-the-art vocational centre has played its part in providing a first class educational environment at Thamesview.


Two large Halls

A Gymnasium

A Sports Hall




New Vocational Centre

All available for hire by arrangement.

(Please note that hire is subject to the facilities not being in use by normal school operations)

To hire any of the above please contact Mrs S Goddard on 01474 538111 who will be able to help you with your enquiry.


Homework Club Everyday (All Age Groups) 4.30pm Library
Sports Activities Tuesdays - Basketball, Netball
Wednesdays – Football, Netball
Thursdays – Girls Football, Basketball, Football (all year groups)
ICT Club Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4.15pm Room 17
ICT Oracle Club Thursdays 4.45pm Room 17
Art Club Wednesdays Years 10 & 11
Thursdays Years 7, 8 & 9
4.05pm Room 31
Room 31
Music Clubs Thursdays – Recorders
Tuesdays – Music Years 7, 8 & 9
Wednesdays – Music GCSE Years 10 & 11
4pm Music Room
Maths Master Class Tuesday 4pm Rooms 41 & 43
Craft Club Tuesdays 4pm Room 31
Kick Boxing Tuesdays 4.10pm  
Street/Hip Hop Tuesdays (50p) 4.10pm  
All Stars Youth Club Tuesdays 6.30pm  
Martial Arts Tuesdays 4pm  
Radio Thamesview Wednesdays 4.30pm Room 24
Language Support Wednesdays 4pm Room 37
Who do you Think you Are?; (Family History) Wednesdays 4.30pm Room 16
Outdoor Pursuits Wednesdays TBA LAB 4
Theatre Club Wednesdays 5pm Drama Studio
Chess Club Wednesdays 4.15pm Room 9
English Coursework Club Wednesdays 4.30pm Room 6
Film Making Club Thursdays   Room 24
Science Walk in Club Thursdays 4.15pm LAB 4


  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • humanities
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • PE
  • Science

The Thamesview Vocational Centre is now up and running following seven months to build. The centre was funded by KCC and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Gateway Knowledge Alliance and cost 1.2 million to build and equip. Vocational centres offer training programmes that are designed to 13-19 year olds with skills to help them progress into employment or further training

Thamesview students and other local Gravesham school students are all benefiting from the use of our Centre to develop their construction and motor vehicle skills.

We are aiming to extend this offer to ensure 100% capacity over the next year and develop an adult education and sixth form provision.

We place vocational education high on the agenda with every Key Stage 4 student selecting a vocational course in a variety of areas and examination levels. At present we offer Construction, Motor Vehicle, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts, Sport and Leisure, Business and ICT at BTEC and OCR National, (both Diploma and Certificate level), Vocational GCSEs, CACHE qualifications, NVQ level 1 & 2, Entry Level awards plus trade qualifications and many more recognised courses.

The extent of interest from the students is already proving a success in terms of their level of motivation and engagement when on-site undertaking their vocational course in the Centre. Students are dressed in the appropriate PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) attireincluding overalls, hard hats and steel toe boots, as students embark on learning the skills required for the Construction and Motor Industries. The equipment is supplied by Thamesview. Upstairs hosts an air conditioned computer suite with an open-plan environment for the teaching of Health and Social Care. This is a wonderful environment for experiencing ‘first hand’ the relevance of education linking to skilled work related fields.

Facilities include:

Bricklaying workshop Carpentry workshop Painting and decorating workshop Motor Vehicle workshop Health and Social Care specialist rooms ICT Suite.

Thamesview Vocational Centre has been designed as a 'Centre of Excellence'

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