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Dymchurch Primary School
New Hall Close, Dymchurch, TN29 0LE, UK Romney Marsh
+44 (0)1303 872377

Welcome to the Dymchurch Primary School


"Our School is an exciting community in which to learn develop and achieve and where everyone is valued".

At Dymchurch Primary School we aim to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all children through challenging and relevant experiences. We hope to develop children as individuals and as part of the school community and also foster good relations with the 'local' area. We hope that children will look back at their time with us with fond memories.

We aim to provide an environment which will help to promote a full development of each child physically, intellectually, socially, morally and spiritually, at this stage, to lay a foundation for making the best use of opportunities later offered in Secondary education and to make a basis for eventual growth into useful and contented membership of society.

This aim includes helping every child progress towards the fulfilment of his/her own potential through relevant skills and knowledge, encouraging enjoyment and a sense of achievement in school work. We also aim to help the children become more independent members of the immediate community, able to respect and care for others and to develop independence in thought and the ability to exercise their own judgements.

Because we have in mind this all round development of the children, we not only try to develop in them the foundations of reading, writing, arithmetic and other factual knowledge, we also make opportunities to encourage the growth of personality and character. A great deal of attention is paid to social development and training which is so important when social awareness is beginning to dawn in the early experiences of community life.

In the early years at school, play and talking together provide the most important activities and indeed take up a large proportion of the time. Children in their first term will spend much of their time playing while later, from this develop the focuses of curiosity, experiment, observation and imagination, the experiences and purposes from which in turn, literacy and numeracy start to emerge.

Plentiful occasions will be provided for children to extend their reading and writing skills, to discuss their work, exchange ideas, solve problems together, carry out investigations, and listen to and talk over differing (even opposing) points of view.


We are offering a service to care for your child whilst they are not in school, in the mornings, you can bring your son/daughter and we will care for him/her during the morning, have breakfast, and then can deliver them safely to the classroom, supervised until their teacher can take over the care of your child.
Alternatively, after your child has spent the day in school, a member of our qualified friendly staff will pick up your child when the day is over, have tea with us and spend time playing with friends until you, the parent/carer are ready to collect them.
The beauty of the After School Club is that, being on school grounds the children are under the 'safety umbrella' of this popular village Primary school, with no roads to cross. The relationship between the school and the staff at the After School Club is second to none, so you can have total PEACE OF MIND that your child will have the pinnacle of care.
There are numerous things for your child to do during their stay, including supervised arts & crafts, games, computers and outside activities, all under the total guidance of our wonderful members of staff, who are totally committed to caring for all the children that attend, and the Club is OFSTED registered.


Mornings from 7:45am - £2.50

Hourly rates after 3pm - £2.50

TELEPHONE - 07715557018


The Pre-School in situated in Dymchurch Primary School in New Hall Close.
It is a large classroom which is ideal for Pre-School use, having ample cloakroom and toilet facilities, a kitchen for cookery projects and a secure outside play space.
The preschool was previously situated at the church hall where there has been a preschool under various names since 1967.
It came under the management of Sunshine & Showers Nursery School in Sept 2001 when it was in danger of folding due to the difficulty of finding suitably qualified staff to work within this field of nursery education.
Sunshine & Showers is a private, business run group which has been operating in this area since 1994. We also have branches in St Mary's bay and Littlestone, one of which is a full day care facility.
We are registered with the DFEE to provide government funded places for 3 & 4 year olds. All groups have been OFSTED inspected and received excellent reports, copies of which are available on request.
We offer a comprehensive range of educational programmes, designed by a qualified teacher, working within the foundation stage. All activities are play based and fun, ranging from music and movement and art activities to puzzles, games and investigations.


Preschool sessions run term time from 8:45am to 3:00pm daily.
The lunchtime session allows children to have lunch with their friends and consists of a packed lunch provided by parents.

Fees are £2.10 per hour. They are payable monthly in advance. We accept government funding which is available for 2 1/2 hours per day for 11 weeks each term.

8:45 - 12:00 = £6.80
8:45 - 1:00 = £8.90
8:45 - 3:00 = £13.10
9:00 - 12:00 = £6.30
9:00 - 1:00 = £8.40
9:00 - 3:00 = £12.60

PLEASE RING 0779 363 6656


The National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2 covers English, Mathematics, Science, Technology (design technology and information technology) History, Geography, Art, Music and Physical Education. In addition, the School¡¦s curriculum must include the teaching of RE, but provision is made for parents who wish to withdraw their children from the teaching of this subject.

Beyond these subjects of the curriculum the following areas are considered relevant and important:
„« Outdoor Education
„« Circle Time
„« School Assemblies
„« School Performances
„« Community Involvement
„« PHSE and Citizenship

Outdoor education will be encouraged through outside extra curricular clubs and with opportunities in KS2 for children to visit activity centres.

Circle Time will be developed within KS2 and KS1 as a means of encouraging children to take responsibility for their own action and to learn about and understand the needs and feelings of others.

School assemblies will regularly involve class performances (once a year for each class) and performances and contributions from smaller groups of children. Children will be given responsibility to report to the whole School on events with which they are involved.

School performances include the annual events of Easter service, Harvest Festival, Sports Day, Christmas Production, Open Afternoon, Musical Performances and occasional events determined each year.

Community involvement to some extent includes all of the above events with the local community being invited to join us wherever possible. Speakers from different groups and faiths are particularly important in this category. Other involvement will include visits to local homes for the elderly, visits to local farms and businesses and participation in PTFA events widely supported in the locality.

Personal Health and Social Education includes the agreed delivery of hygiene education in year 5 and sex education in Year 6 and the regular encouragement and discussion of matters pertaining to children¡¦s well being and the pursuit of good citizenship.


It is expected that all children will wear the school uniform:

BOYS – Grey trousers, white ‘polo’ or aertex shirts, blue sweatshirt with logo, plain school shoes.

GIRLS – Grey skirts or trousers, white ‘polo’ or aertex shirts, blue sweatshirt with logo, plain school shoes (with flat heels); blue and white summer dresses.

School sweatshirts are available from the school office.

For P.E. children will need:
INDOORS – PE shorts, white ‘T’ shirt, slip on plimsolls.
OUTSIDE – Shirt, shorts or PE skirts and trainers. Jumpers or tracksuits, football kit and boots will be needed when appropriate.
School PE kit is available from the School Office.
In Year 4 children will need suitable swimwear (costumes and trunks) and a towel for weekly swimming lessons.

Children playing football should also wear shin pads.

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