Skinners’ Kent Primary School celebrated its first day of school for staff and pupils on Thursday 3rd September, with classes of happy pupils in Reception and Year 1.
Pupils and specialist staff from Oakley School will be welcomed to the classes on Monday 14th September, to provide integrated provision for pupils with special educational needs.
Executive Principal, Mrs Sian Carr, said:
I was delighted to welcome the first pupils and their families to Skinners’ Kent Primary School. Our high quality, bespoke facilities have allowed us to quickly settle pupils and embed the daily routines which will prepare us for our exciting move to new buildings in Knights Wood in 2016.”
Parent, Kitty Forrest, said:
It’s a lot of work setting up a new school. We have all been really impressed with everything done thus far and were just saying what a warm and inviting feel the school already has.
According to Skinners’ Company Education Officer, Tony Wilson,
This wonderful new primary school, which will offer education to boys and girls aged 4 to 11, will benefit many local children and their families and we look forward to seeing it flourish over the years to come.
A celebratory tea for staff, pupils and parents was held on Friday 11th September, to mark the end of the first full week for pupils.