Information for Families

Discover what we offer and how to join us.

As a Trust, our collective commitment to raising aspirations and helping our children grow, flourish and achieve their ambitions drives our work.

Each of our schools has its own unique and distinctive character and vision for its community, something we proudly celebrate and protect. Each offers a fantastic learning environment for its children supported by our unique curriculum enrichment offer/partnership with the colleges and business units across the EKC Group.

We encourage you to learn more about their incredible work. Click a logo to learn more about each school.

  • EKC Sheppey Secondary
  • Queensborough School and Nursery
  • Holywell Primary School
  • Palm Bay Primary School
  • Bysing Wood Primary School
  • Briary Primary School
  • The Churchill School
  • East Stour Primary School

Families are encouraged to visit the Academy with their child if they are planning to apply for a place.

To apply for a reception class school place (the September after your child turns 4) families need to complete the local authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) and submit this directly to the LA or child’s primary school by the deadline. All the details are listed on the Kent County Council Website  We ask you to apply online, or you can request a form from the primary school or from the Local Authority.

Applications for in-year admissions are considered in the same way as those made at the beginning of the academic year and are dealt with in accordance the Local Authorities Fair Access Protocol. In-year admissions forms can be obtained from each Academy in the Trust.

For more on Admissions please see our Admissions Policy.

Year 6 children to attend Ashford College
Year 6 children from East Stour attend Ashford College

Through our Trust and our EKC partnership we’re able to provide inspirational opportunities for children to experience a wider and richer curriculum. 

Our children and young people experience enrichment days including learning experiences in music, computing, construction and design, technology, hair and beauty, travel and tourism, business and many more sectors – accessing the resources, equipment and specialist staff of the Group to provide them with a whole range of new, exciting skills to support them in their learning. Industry experts also provide workshops and events within the schools, bringing the learning to the children.

Here’s some highlights of inspirational experiences enjoyed by children and young people across the Trust. Scroll and click to learn more

The opportunity for all our Year 6 children to attend Ashford College and gain a glimpse into life beyond primary and secondary school has been phenomenal

Whether it’s the profession of plumbing, health and social care, engineering to beauty or electrical, music, art to catering, this has been a brilliant experience for them and clearly illustrated the job opportunities available to them beyond secondary education.

The children have been fully immersed in the full experience, they loved learning new skills and are now so ambitious. This experience has transformed their outlook in life and are more positive to gain a profession after education.

The students and staff at the college have been so accommodating to all our needs and the pupils at East Stour have been inspired and happy whilst creating memorable moment they will never forget.
Senior Leadership
East Stour Primary

Serving our communities is at the heart of everything we do. Throughout the year, together with our partners, the EKC Group, our children and young people and our colleagues, deliver a series of social action projects for schools, families and whole communities to take part in and enjoy. 

Click on a graphic to learn more about our work to date and how your family can join in.

Reading Volunteers Campaign – Fairy Godmothers and Reading Wizards Wanted!

Easter Holiday Activities – Join in! Egg-cellent fun for all the family!

Summer Advent Calendar – Join in! Summer fun for all the family!

Christmas Advent Calendar – Join in! Festive fun for all the family!

Don’t miss a Thing!

Keep updated with news across our schools and Trust, including our curriculum enrichment days with our friends at the EKC Group colleges via our termly Trust Newsletter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for more on the inspirational events children have enjoyed across our schools and together as a Trust.

Getting to know Us

Bysing Wood Primary Wood Camp

About Us

Learn more about our EKC family, 2023-2028 Strategy, alongside our governance structure and other key Trust information.

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Our Schools

Learn more about our schools and our support to families, the amazing opportunities enjoyed by our children and communities; and about our Community Hub and how you can get involved. 

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Learn more about careers, becoming a Trustee or Governor and opportunities as a school to work with us.