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Queenborough First School
Edward Road, ME11 5DF, UK Queenborough
+44 (0)1795 662574


Mrs. B. Conroy BA Ed(Hons) NPQH

Queenborough First School is a co-educational day primary school, catering for children from 3 to 9 years of age. Children become of statutory school age at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday although, where possible, children will be admitted at the discretion of the Head Teacher in the September or the January of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls. Pre-admission visits by parents / carers are welcomed.

The Governors of Queenborough First School, in conjunction with the staff of the school, identify the aims of the school as follows:-

1 To foster each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.

2 To help each child enjoy his/her work and find satisfaction in it and a sense of achievement.

3 To enable each child to realise his/her potential through the development of the necessary skills, by using modern educational methods, and the traditional skills of literacy and numeracy.

4 To appreciate the individuality of children and to use the different experiences that children enter school with to develop in them lively, enquiring minds that they will apply to a wide range of skills and areas of learning.

5 To maintain an environment that encourages self-confidence and promotes self-discipline, including the will to try one’s hardest to do one’s best.

6 To develop respect for others within the school community and outside and by so doing develop a tolerance for other groups of people, their beliefs and way of life, and so gain a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

7 To develop critical thinkers who have begun to learn at this school the social values that our society holds in high esteem and who will make a positive contribution to that society’s welfare.


The school is aware of the importance of the child’s individual needs and, where possible, extra attention is given to those children with special learning problems or skills. When necessary, the school uses the facilities of the Kent School Psychological Services and/or the local Integrated Support Team for Special Needs.

Your child will be, when possible, in an all-ability class according to age.

The school also has a Nursery Unit, which caters for 94 part time children from three and a half years to five years. Children attending the Nursery automatically transfer to the Reception Class unless we are informed differently. Places are awarded on a first come first served basis. Occasionally children are accepted for special reasons, e.g. medical. Admission forms are available from the Nursery or Main School. The Nursery Unit as an educational establishment for children who live on the Isle of Sheppey, with the majority of children attending from Queenborough and Rushenden.

Generally children are admitted as soon as possible after they are three years of age. The majority of children will therefore experience 3 terms of nursery education.

Children are put on waiting lists according to age and are selected on a ‘first come first served’ basis within their appropriate age group. However, places may be offered out of turn to staff employed by the school, or for placement by Social Services or any similar agency who express concern over the welfare of any nursery age child.

Entry to morning and afternoon sessions are as far as possible based on parental preference.

Places are dependent on the numbers transferring to school.

Homework is set according to the K.C.C. guide lines for each age group. It is the parent’s responsibility to see that homework is done and sent into school.


We suggest grey skirts/pinafore dresses/trousers for girls and grey shorts or long trousers for the boys. Red sweaters or cardigans for both and
white shirts and blouses if required. All these items can be bought from a variety of shops in most towns.

PE KIT - Separate clothes are necessary for PE. Children need to have suitable PE kit in school for the whole week. This consists of plain shorts, plain tee-shirt and plimsolls. Indoor dance and gymnastics work will be performed bare foot. During the warmer months, children are permitted to wear suitable trainers for outdoor work if you wish. Please make sure that each item is labeled clearly with your child’s name.

A shoe or sports bag is essential to hold your child’s shoes and PE kit clearly marked with your child’s name. A spare pair of socks, kept in a shoe bag is ideal in case of mishaps in wet weather.

Please help us by teaching your child to tie shoelaces before they come to school. The slip on type of plimsolls are perhaps more suitable.

An old shirt or apron is useful for craft activities. It would be appreciated if parents of new children could provide a spare set of underwear.


We provide an interesting range of after school clubs which changes from time to time. Clubs on offer include Games club, Drum club, French club, Maths club and CAT (Come and Talk) club. The clubs all start immediately after school and finish at 4 p.m. Details of the relevant days and age groups can be provided upon request along with the necessary consent form.

Since they rest on the giving of time by interested teaching staff, these would normally be over-subscribed and there is a tendency for the older children to get first option.


Term 1

Wednesday 5th September - Friday 19th October

Term 2

Monday 29th October - Wednesday 19th December

Term 3

Thursday 7th January - Friday 15th February

Term 4

Monday 25th February - Friday 4th April

Term 5

Monday 21st April - Friday 23rd May

Term 6

Monday 3rd June - Wednesday 23rd July

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