The school also encourages children to help people in the local community by such things as organising collections for Harvest Festival and visits by the choir to the Day Care Centres for Senior Citizens.
As a Church of England School, we are keen to partner with churches in the community so that our children are offered rich experiences and opportunities to engage widely with the Christian faith. We have strong partnerships with two local churches: St Dustan's Church and The Vine Church. Representatives from both churches come in to lead collective worship and other events on a weekly basis. We also hold some of our Christian celebration services at St Dunstan's Church, including Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter services.
The children are encouraged to develop a sense of community by raising money for charity and good causes. This includes assisting charities around the world.
Some of the charities we regularly support are:
- Love in a Box
- Comic Relief
- Children in Need
- Fair Trade
- Poppy Appeal
As well as having strong links with the local primary schools, we also regularly partner with secondary schools, inviting their students to visit our pupils for learning opportunities, and also visiting other schools to enjoy some of their facilities, including watching performances, orchestras and plays. In the summer term, our year 5 students spend several afternoons at Cranbrook School, experiencing the type of facilities and lessons that they will receive when they leave primary school. We also have Cranbrook School students visit our school weekly, to take part in 'Mad Maths' activities and to Peer Mentor our pupils.
Year 9 and Year 12 students from Cranbrook School working on weekly 'Mad Maths' problem solving activities with our pupils.
We have a SureStart Children's Centre based on our site, whom we work closely with.
To view a timetable of upcoming events, held at a range of Children's Centres in the Tunbridge Wells district please visit their Facebook page.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY MANAGER
At Cranbrook Primary we have a dedicated school Family & Community Manager, Dawn Shaw, who is available on the following days:
Monday – Thursday
Please phone the office to make an appointment, or just drop in.
Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding yet toughest jobs out there! Teachers can offer lots of support with your child’s education, but sometimes you may want to find out about other agencies that could help with the ups and downs of family life.
As the school’s family worker, Dawn can offer help, advice and information to enable parents to support their children.
Some things you may wish to discuss include:
- Special needs
- Parenting support
- Clubs and activities
- Changes at home