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An academy as part of The Westbrook Trust

A UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award School

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, achieving equal opportunities and combating discrimination.

‘We treat each other like a family at this school.’ When new pupils join, they settle quickly, with one pupil describing them as ‘new members of the family’. (Ofsted 2018)


We are an exciting and friendly school in the heart of Gillingham and a proud member of The Westbrook Trust.

We hope that you will find the site easy to navigate (by clicking one of the titles at the top of the page. A lot of time and effort has gone in to making this as useful and informative as possible, however, please do not hesitate to contact the school office if there is anything else you require.

Although this site gives a 'flavour' of what we are like at Byron Primary School we more than welcome visits to the school so that the supportive and friendly ethos that we all work hard to create can be experienced first hand.

Any information on this website may be requested in paper form.  This will be provided free of charge.



We are sorry but it is not possible to use Twitter to report your child's absence!  


The form below can be used to tell us about an appointment or to ask a question.  Please ensure you give us as much information as possible.

Contact form

This school operates a No Smoking and No Vaping Policy on the whole site, including for visitors and parents.


For up-to-date news, please see our weekly newsletter which can be found on the communications page of this website and follow us on Twitter @byronschool. 

Some additional news items are located here.

Lunch Menu Change

Please click here to view the lunch menu for the week commencing 21st October.  This menu is different to that which has been previously advertised.

Money Mule Information from Kent Police

Please click here for information from Kent Police about their campaign designed to raise awareness for parents and guardians about the dangers of children becoming 'money mules'.

Year 6 Snowdonia Trip - November 2019

Please click here to access the slides from the presentation on Tuesday 2nd July.

Secondary Transfer 2020

Please click here to access the information slides from the Year 5 parent meeting held on Monday 10th June 2019.

Places of Welcome

Places of welcome are run by local community groups and offer friendship, hospitality and local knowledge.  One is starting in our area.  It will take place on Wednesdays (9am - 11am) at St Augustine's Church from 10th April. For more information go to www.placesofwelcome.org  

'Momo Challenge' Information for parents

Please click here to read information about a disturbing online game being used by hackers, targeting children.

Best Performing Schools

We have been in the news! Check out this link, we are one of the top 10 best performing schools in Medway.

Blue Whale App info for Parents

For information about the Blue Whale app please click the link here.

PANTS rule from NSPCC

Click here for a great booklet from NSPCC with advise for parents on how to support their children with respecting and keeping safe their body. 


Is your child using Instagram?  Click here for a great info guide for parents from the National Online Safety group.


Is your child using Snapchat?  Click here for a great info guide for parents from the National Online Safety group.

School Lunch Menu

The latest school lunch menu can be accessed by clicking here.  School Meals are free for children in Year R, 1 and 2.  They are £1.85 per day in Years 3-6.

Mental Health

Mental illness and suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time. Get advice and support on helping a child if they're struggling with their mental health by clicking here.

Online Child Exploitation

Do you know what your child is doing online?  Click on the link below to read a report by the BBC on the threat of live streaming.



It is far easier to support your child's reading at home than you think.  You do not have to have read the book yourself.  Click here for some key questions you can ask your child to check their understanding of what they have read and promote discussion about reading in the family home.

Break Snacks

Children in Year R, 1 and 2 receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable every school day through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS), administered by the Department of Health.

For Junior aged children we follow guidelines set out by the national school food plan.

Children are allowed the following food for their break time snack

  •  Fruit
  • Snacking vegetables such as carrots
  • Cracker based snacks such as Mini Cheddars or Dunkers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Fruit bars (no nuts)
  • Cereal bars (no nuts)
  • Yoghurts
  • A small sandwich (separate to any packed lunch items)
  • Any other packet snack with a saturated fat content no higher than 10%



Contact Us

You can contact Byron Primary School at the following address or on these numbers.  Alternatively you may email the school office or leave a message on the contact form opposite.

Head Teacher: Mr Jon Carthy

Byron Primary School
Byron Road
Kent, ME7 5XX

Tel: 01634 852981

website: www.byron.medway.sch.uk
email: byronoffice@thewestbrooktrust.org


Trust Website: http://www.thewestbrooktrust.org.uk/

Site Manager:

Mr Terry Cotton (07594 190299)

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Jon Carthy

Data Protection Officer (DPO):

Mrs Steph England (01634 844152) or office@thewestbrooktrust.org

For Freedom of Information Requests and Subject Access Requests (SAR): 



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