On Monday 4th January 2021, the government announced that in order to help contain the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new national lockdown would be in place.
As a result, Byron Primary School, along with all other schools in currently closed to most pupils.
We will re-open to all pupils on Monday 8th March.
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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. Please phone or email Mrs Spickett in the school office in order to obtain this information.
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.
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.
When schools were closed in March, we created some learning specific email addresses, enabling parents and carers to have more direct contact with members of the leadership team about matters relating to learning.
These email addresses have been well used and so we have taken the decision to continue them, albeit with some small changes to better personalise these to the school’s phase teams.
From 15th July 2020, the following email addresses are live and replace the infantsbyron@ and juniorsbyron@ ones we have been using:
- For Year R use email@example.com
- For Year 1 and Year 2 use firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Year 3 and Year 4 use email@example.com
- For Year 5 and Year 6 use firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Snacking vegetables such as carrots
- Cracker based snacks such as Mini Cheddars or Dunkers
- Rice Cakes
- Fruit bars (no nuts)
- Cereal bars (no nuts)
- A small sandwich (separate to any packed lunch items)
- Any other packet snack with a saturated fat content no higher than 10%
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
Chair of Local Governing Body: Miss Lillian Gould
SENDCo: Miss Rebecca Knight
Byron Primary School
Kent, ME7 5XX
Tel: 01634 852981
Trust Website: http://www.thewestbrooktrust.org.uk/
Mr Terry Cotton (07594 190299)
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mr Jon Carthy
Data Protection Officer (DPO):
Mrs Steph England (01634 852981 Ext: 321) or email@example.com
For Freedom of Information Requests and Subject Access Requests (SAR):
If you are unable to access information on the website because you do not have any IT provision, please contact the school office.