The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Headteacher's Welcome

Petham Primary School is a small, rural school founded in 1776. We are proud to be part of The Village Academy, a federation of schools under the leadership and guidance of Chief Executive Officer; Mrs Hayley Spedding

Our school is in Petham, a rural village, close to the city of Canterbury. We are very fortunate to be able to learn in such a beautiful setting, surrounded by sheep, trees and hills and we are only a stone's throw away from the local church with which we have strong links. Petham is a happy and friendly place, where children enjoy learning (and playing!) and can achieve great things.

As the Executive Headteacher I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the school alongside Mrs Metcalfe, the Deputy Headteacher and our dedicated staff. We are passionate about the school and the broad and bespoke education we provide for the children in our care.

We have around 110 children on roll, divided into 4 classes. We are a busy, friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is to be a happy, safe and secure learning environment for all members of our school community, where our values of Kindness, Respect, Tolerance and Resilience are evident in everything that we do. 

We nurture the growth of the whole child and through this, aim to provide our children with secure foundations for life, so that they leave us  with an excellent education, self-confidence, resilience and independence, respect for others and a love for learning.

The aims of our school

  • For children to enjoy school and learning.
  • To develop a sense of moral responsibility and self-discipline.
  • To work closely with children and parents in the pursuit of the highest standards.
  • To develop children's own strategies for learning and improving.
  • To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that reflects the needs of our children.
  • To further develop our close links with the local community.

Please find the link below to tell you how we are working to improve our school this year.

Petham School Improvement Plan 2018/19

Our website aims to provide you with a snapshot of all the exciting and interesting things we do, but it is so much better to come and see it in real life.

If you would like to find out more about us, visits from  prospective parents are welcomed. Please contact our school office to make an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you.

                                                                 Mrs Babiche Deysel 

                                                                 Executive Headteacher