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  • School Tours 2023

    Fri 14 Oct 2022

    Click here to book your place on a school tour

  • Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

    Fri 09 Sep 2022

    The Galaxy Trust would like to send their sincere condolences to The Royal Family on the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.  Earlier this year, the whole Galaxy community celebrated The Queen’s Jubilee – a fitting tribute to such a remarkable woman.

  • Congratulations to our Mini Police Cadets

    Thu 24 Jun 2021

    Well done to the first Mini Police Cadets in Kent. We had a lovely day with our guests, including Matthew Scott – Kent Police & Crime Commissioner, Ian Drysdale, Deputy Chief Officer, Gareth Johnson, MP for Dartford, Garry Ratcliffe CEO, The Galaxy Trust and others. Special thanks to Sarah, Julie and Amanda for organising the day and to Julie from Kent Police for leading our cadets through the course.

  • Hearing Screening Survey

    Wed 03 Mar 2021

    We have been asked to share this survey with you on behalf of Kent County Council who are reviewing the school entry hearing screening programme.


    Children in Reception Year are offered a school entry hearing screen by the Kent School Health Service in school or clinic. This year (and also last year) the programme has been delivered differently as a result of Covid-19 and families have been given the opportunity to opt into the programme if they have concerns about their child’s hearing.

    If your child is in Year 2 please complete our 10-minute survey by the 12th of March 2021, so that your views can be included in any future plans for the screening programme.

  • Half-Term Holiday Child Care

    Thu 28 Jan 2021
  • Admission to Primary Schools 2021

    Wed 04 Nov 2020
  • School Update

    Fri 02 Oct 2020

    Dear Parents and Carers,


    As we come to the end of another week, I have two more updates for you in relation to Coronavirus and how this affects the organisation of school.


    Firstly, our risk assessment continues to highlight parents congregating and approaching members of staff as an area of risk.  With this in mind, we would now like to ask all parents to wear a face covering when they drop off or pick up their child, or when they are having a conversation with members of school staff.  The threat of the coronavirus being spread by close contact (less than 2 metres) is still very real, and we need to do everything we can to keep staff, parents and of course our children as safe as possible.  From Monday, please wear a face-covering when you are dropping off your child and when you are approaching members of staff, even for a brief conversation.


    Secondly, I have been very unhappy with lunch organisation.  We changed the system to allow the maintaining of bubbles, but the packed lunches supplied by CH&Co, our meals provider, are simply not sufficient to keep our little ones and our bigger ones full and satisfied throughout the day.  I have been in constant contact with CH&Co and well as Kent County Council throughout this week, and we have now put in place a system which will allow children to maintain their class bubbles, whilst also receiving a hot meal.  All meals will be pre-served and placed in suitable takeaway containers, a picture of which I have attached to this email.  We have been able to organise lunch times with some children eating in the canteen (whilst still in their bubbles) and other children eating in their classrooms.  We have all the necessary hygiene procedures in place, but now, after a great deal of manoeuvring, we are able to offer a hot meal to all children, as well as maintain our Covid-safe bubbles.  I would also like to remind all parents that ALL children in Years R, 1 and 2 are entitled to a free school lunch, and I would urge as many parents as possible to opt in to this, so your child is receiving a hot lunch every day.  The menu for week commencing Monday 5th October is attached to this email.


    I do apologise that this update is being received on a Friday, before changes take place on Monday, but I had to be very sure that all appropriate measures were in place to keep our children and staff as safe as possible.


    Kind regards,


    Garry Ratcliffe

  • Nursery Open Day

    Tue 18 Aug 2020

    Nursery Spaces

    FREE for 3’s exclusive offer!!! We will take your  child and offer them a funded space as soon as they turn 3 - no need to wait for the term after their third birthday!
    •    Qualified Teacher led provision  
    •    Nurturing and holistic approach 
    •    Excellent inclusive practice 
    •    Morning, Afternoon and 30 Hour funded sessions 
    •    Affordable Wrap Around Care available

    Come and explore our settings and meet the teams :
    OPEN DAY - Monday 24th August  at Oakfield
     OPEN DAY - Wednesday 26th August at Temple Hill

  • ParentZone

    Wed 06 May 2020

    We are so proud to have the wonderful work of The Galaxy Trust featured in this Parentzone blog. On Safer Internet Day this year we launched our new approach to Online Safety: The Be Internet Legends curriculum. Check out the article for more information and be sure to watch the video of the pupils of The Galaxy Trust explaining it all!


  • Message from the Education Secretary

    Sun 22 Mar 2020

    “You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.  If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.” Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary.


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