Westmeads is an infant school built in 1904 which sits at the heart of the community that it serves. It had an extension in 2004 which provided much-needed space for extra classrooms, a new library, ICT suite, Rainbow Room and offices.
The children join Westmeads in the academic year that they are 5 years old, and leave us to move to one of Whitstable's Junior Schools or another school of parents' choice in the September following their 7th birthday.
We have six classes; two Year 2 classes, two Year 1 classes and two Reception/Foundation Stage (EYFS) classes.
The school's extended services include 7.30am to 6.00pm wrap-around care in respect of breakfast and after school clubs; 3+club for prospective pupils; drop-in information and support from our Inclusion Co-ordinator and Family Liaison Officer; opportunities for family learning; as well as a variety of after school clubs run by school staff and external providers.
School starts promptly at 9.00am but parents are welcome to bring their children to school from 8.45am. The children have a morning break before which they are able to have free fresh fruit and to subscribe to having a drink of milk. However, all children have access to filtered water during the day and are encouraged to drink regularly.
Lunchtime begins at 12.15pm for Reception children and at 12.30pm for Years 1 and 2 where the school is able to provide a free nutritious, freshly cooked meal. Menus are available to view on the schools website.
Afternoon lessons begin at 1.15pm for Reception and 1.30pm for Years 1 and 2 and the school day ends at 3.00pm.