Headteacher's Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the virtual home of East Farleigh Primary School, a small, single form entry village primary school set in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside.

East Farleigh is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future.

We believe that children should be curious about their learning. Through our engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum, where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other schools in the surrounding area. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child's education and value your interest and support.

I hope that this website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our children enjoy through our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities that you need. Whilst the content of the website will grow over time as we add more information, it can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us.

If you would like to arrange a visit or are interested in supporting our children's learning, please do get in touch.

Best wishes

Mr. Mark Rivers

History of the school

A school was first established in East Farleigh in Lower Road about 1845. This dame school was superseded in 1870 by a new school built by the Church. A second storey was added in 1885. In 1936, a wooden building was erected on the present site but a fire destroyed this on Coronation Night in 1953. The school log books were destroyed in the blaze. The school moved back to the Victorian school near the church, until the current building opened in 1956, the concrete phoenix on the wall symbolising rebirth.

In 2003 the school undertook extensive building work. Three new purpose-built infant classrooms and an ICT suite were added to the building. This has enabled the school to develop additional teaching areas, a library and refurbish all other classrooms and facilities.

The present building has seven classrooms, an ICT Suite, a spacious hall and its own kitchen. All classrooms are equipped with interactive teaching boards and computers. The school is set in very pleasant surroundings next to a large playing field used by the school for various sports.