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Free School Meal vouchers for October half term -

Kent County Council has announced vouchers for food are available during half-term for families whose children are eligible for benefits related free school meals, so that no Kent child goes hungry.

A dedicated helpline has been set up. Families who apply will receive one supermarket voucher of £15 per child.

Anyone eligible for free school meals who needs extra financial support to help feed their children can now visit www.kent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or call the dedicated helpline on 03000 41 24 24. Families have until next Monday 2nd November 5pm to apply.

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Telephone : 01227 931300 Email : Office

The school day and getting around

What does a school day look like?

Each day is broken up into 6 lessons.  The pips will sound to let you know when a lesson starts, ends or if it is break or lunch time.  You will move between different classrooms for each lesson so you will need to make sure you pack up your bag and take everything with you to each class (if you do happen to lose something we keep all our lost property at reception so pop there at break or lunch to see if you can find it)

Below is a timetable similar to what you will be given so that you can see what a typical week will look like.  Your timetable will be the same every week so you will soon get used to remembering what you have every day.   

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.40-9.30

English

Maths

Science

Art

Science

9.30-10.20

Music

English

MFL*

English

Maths

 

Break time 10.20-10.40

10.40- 11.30

Maths

Drama

English

Science

MFL*

11.30-12.20

Science

History

Maths

Dance

Geography

 

Mentor time 12.20-12.40     Lunch time     12.40-1.20

1.20-2.10

PE

Technology

Technology

Maths

English

2.10-3.00

Geography

Art

Values^

History

PE


*MFL is French or Spanish

^ Values may be a new subject to you. It explores the world around us and asks us questions such as, ‘How do I fit into the world?’ or ‘Am I responsible for my own mental and physical health?’     


Getting around

The Whitstable School may be a lot larger than your primary school, but don't worry all of our new pupils say it doesn't take long to help them find their way around.  To start with you may want to use a map that we will give you (like the one below) and that's ok. 

Our staff and other pupils are always on hand to show you the way if you feel a little lost.  Don't worry, just ask.

 

Click here to view our school map.