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Temple Hill

Primary Academy

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Primary Academy

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Welcome to Temple Hill Primary Academy 


I am incredibly proud to be the CEO of The Golden Thread Alliance.   I am confident that every child will thrive – I absolutely insist that every child and every family at Temple Hill is treated with respect and that every child is treated as an individual.


Temple Hill is a friendly, vibrant and exciting place for children to learn.  We offer a wide range of activities and cater for the needs of all children. Temple Hill Primary Academy is located in Dartford, Kent.  


We currently work in partnership with nine schools in Gravesend and Dartford as a part of The Golden Thread Alliance and we are working tirelessly to ensure that every child across each school has equality of opportunity and equality of provision.


We hope you enjoy exploring our website, but nothing will be as good as paying us a visit!  If you are new to the area, please call to make an appointment to view the school.  If you are an existing parent, you know you are regularly invited in to school.  Once again, thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy your visit.


Garry Ratcliffe

 Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)



About Us


Temple Hill Primary Academy is a large school with over 800 children aged 3-11 years on roll currently.


The School has been open for approximately 52 years and serves a large residential catchment area. 51 different languages are spoken by our children who come from diverse backgrounds.


The School is organised into three main sections:  


  • Foundation Years (Nursery and Reception)
  • Key Stage 1 (5-7 year olds)
  • Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds)


Temple Hill Primary Academy opened a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Speech and Language needs in September 2018.


School Hours
Nursery: 8.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. or 12.30 - 3.30 p.m.
Infants (KS1) 8.30 a.m. - 3.10 p.m.
Juniors (KS2) 8.30 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.


Duty teachers will be by the door from 8.30am. Doors will be closed promptly at 8:50am.


Parents and visitors must access the site through the Main School Entrance and report to the Office. Appointments to speak to teachers can be made at the Office.


All infant children must be collected by a known, trusted adult (16 years or older). Children will NOT be allowed to be collected by a 15 year (or younger) or by anybody who is a stranger to us.


Where learning, laughter, challenge and community responsibility are encouraged and celebrated!