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Bethersden Primary School
School Road, Bethersden, TN26 3AH, UK Ashford
+44 (0)1233 820479

Bethersden Primary School

Bethersden Primary School provides a welcoming and friendly educational environment for its pupils, in a pleasant rural location with easy access to the towns of Ashford and Tenterden.

The school currently has five classes with a maximum of 30 children in each. Two year groups are taught in class 1, 2 & 4. This year Class 3 will have just year three children and Class 5 will have just year six children. We have five full time teachers who seek to develop the children's confidence to help children realize their full potential. In addition to our teaching staff we have a further seven staff members who support the continuity of the children's education.

The school is working hard to develop its facilities to provide a stimulating environment for all to work in. Recent developments have included a new school library and the installation of interactive white boards in all classrooms, to support the teaching of ICT in all areas of the curriculum.

As a school we are committed to the idea of a partnership between home and school and welcome parents to come and visit the staff and pupils.



Through respect for themselves and others,

all pupils are encouraged to achieve their

true potential in a positive learning

environment, supported by staff, parents and

the wider community.


Children are asked not arrive at school before 8.45 am when the school playground will be supervised and the crossing patrol is in operation. School finishes at 3.10pm and the playground will be supervised from this time each day.

It is important that children are not late for school, as late arrivals in the classroom are disruptive, and can affect the smooth running of the school.

Mornings 8.55 am - 12.00 noon
Afternoons 1.00 pm - 3.10 pm
Break Times 10.40am - 10.55 am
2.30pm - 2.40 pm (years 1 and 2 only)


We are proud of our school uniform and hope your child will wear the school colour of royal blue. Children wear the school sweatshirt with a grey skirt or trousers. Under the sweatshirt we ask for a sky blue or white polo top. In summer, the girls can also wear blue and white dresses. All of these items can be obtained from most local supermarkets or high street stores.

We ask that sensible black shoes be worn, although trainers may be worn at playtime. Please avoid sending your child to school in sandals or high-heeled shoes.

Children will also need a PE kit comprising of a white T-shirt, blue shorts and plimsolls or trainers. Plimsolls or trainers are for use in outdoor games. Indoor PE is done barefoot.

Tracksuit tops and trousers are optional for the winter months and should be plain blue. The PE kit should be plain with no logos. It is essential children have a full range of clothing for PE and that this is stored in an appropriate PE bag.

School sweatshirts, PE T-shirts, PE bags and book bags can be purchased from the secretary's office.

All clothing should be clearly marked with your child's name.


It is our policy to admit all children in the Autumn term of the academic year in which they reach the age of five years.

Before your child is due to start at school please visit us and place their name on the list for future infants. This will also give you an oppertunity to take a preliminary look at the school.

Pupils are admitted to the school in accordance with the County's Admissions Policy. Provided your child's name is on the list, our secretary will send you a "PR1" form in January, which should be completed and returned to the school by the deadline indicated on it.

Starting school brings new routines,social situations and experiences for children, and the staff at bethersden are committed to making the transition to school life as rewarding and enjoyable as possible for all our pupils.


Meet Our Classes

The following web pages were designed and built by the year six pupils of Bethersden School! Use the links below to take a look.

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