Community


Eastling Primary school is a school in the heart of the community - but that community extends beyond our own doors and village into the wider world.

Parents, children and families are our first community and they usually live within 12 - 15 miles of the school (although all our staff come from further afield). We also care for our local population by our involvement in village projects such as the big tidy up, walk to school initiatives and our donation of harvest gifts. We work with the Otterden, Belmont and Bunce trusts, St Mary's church and the parish of Eastling.

Assemblies and lessons are regularly supported by St Mary's Church, Eastling and the following team:

Reverend Donald Lawton
Reverend Angela Cheeseman
Murray Wilkinson
Steph Youle

The Friends of Eastling School (FOES) is a powerful, supportive and valued organisation to which all our parents belong. They provide funding for additional curriculum activities not normally possible within a small school budget.

Further afield, we are extremely proud of our professional networks, being a former National College for School Leadership training school, a Local Leader of Education and a member of the local Rural Swale Cluster Group. These, along with our support and collaboration of Christchurch University for Initial Teacher Training, provide fresh ideas and research avenues which support learning of the children at our school.

We are also delighted to be able to welcome trainees from local colleges undertaking professional experience placements towards Cache 2 Teaching Assistant roles and as work experience placements for others.

Our community even extends to international dimensions with our International Award. Here we have previously welcomed Headteachers from other countries to observe and learn from our practice and have undertaken reciprocal arrangements with them.

To find out more about Eastling, please follow this link to our village community website

We are always trying to find ways to improve the accessibility of our school. If you would like to make any comments or suggest any improvements in this area, please complete our disability access survey.