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Community Infant School

‘Happy To Learn’


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What people say about our school

What other professionals say about our school!

An engaging and vibrant learning environment. Children relentlessly focussed on their learning.

Linda Pickles, Head of School Improvement, KCC.


Thank you for an extremely positive visit – outstanding environment.

Tammy Mitchell, Senior Improvement Adviser.


What a wonderful school! Such confident and happy children and welcoming staff.  Keep up the great work!

Melody Kingman, Headteacher, Herne Bay Juniors

The moment you walk through the door you know that Westmeads is a happy, warm and welcoming school. Sally Grindley, Children's author.


Probably the best infant school I’ve ever visited.

Denis Bond, Children’s author.


I really enjoyed seeing how independent the children are in their learning and how they benefit from the high quality teaching. Thank you for having me! Jenny Shaw, Busy Bees National Support Centre.


Warm and friendly staff and fantastic children.  Keep up the great work.  The school looks amazing. Ed Baker, Whitstable Endowed School.


Gorgeous school - bright and full of fun. Observing guided reading was an absolute pleasure. Such motivated readers who showed a love of learning. S Luckhurst, Whitstable Endowed School.


Thanks for a lovely visit into your wonderful school! It looks amazing and everyone was so welcoming. M Hadlow, Whitstable Endowed School.


Amazing! Amazing spaces, amazing feel, amazing creativity! A real community. Elena Hill, Assistant Head, St Mildred's Primary Infants School.


Lovely, friendly welcome. The children were polite, saying hello to us all. Since our previous visit we were amazed by your new Early Years outside area! We have taken lots of ideas back to our schools. Thank you again!

Jess Bishopp, Nikki Upton, Claire Shearer and Lyn Neighbour, Herne Bay Infants School.


Physical Education and activity is taken seriously at Westmeads and it is firmly part of every child’s school day. What the school offer is fantastic and they continue to offer a wide range of activities for all children. It is an absolute pleasure to work with all the staff and of course the children too! Sophie Husband, Premier Sport.


It’s been a privilege to spend time in this beautiful school and to see children laughing and learning. A great experience!

Professor Kathy Goouch, Canterbury Christ Church University.


Thank you for a wonderful visit to talk to your lovely children. Always a pleasure to be here. Ellen Butcher, Headteacher, Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Junior School.


Thank you for sharing all your wonderful learning. I have so many ideas for my own class. Miss Natasha Hyams, Bredgar CE Primary School.


I was blown away by the amazing questions asked by pupils. Also by their positiveness, attentiveness and how happy they were to learn. Thank you for one of my best school visits.

Danny Aldridge, British Skating Champion.


Thank you for a wonderful welcome. It was lovely to see how well behaved you all are. I’ll be back soon. Mr P Baybutt, Deputy Head, Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Junior School.


Beautifully well-presented school. Children are polite and well behaved. Staff are very welcoming upon arrival. The walls are full of bright colourful interactive displays – full of fun learning. Superb! Melissa Ball, Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Junior School


Lovely, relaxing school. Very welcoming on arrival. Very friendly and helpful. Children are well behaved and were listening excellently in class. Brilliant, all great, lovely school.

Jenny Rushton, Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Junior School.


Thank you for such a warm welcome. I am very impressed with the children, teaching and school as a whole! I want to come back!

Nick Bulloch, Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed Junior School


What a beautiful school! Thank you for making me feel so welcome and showing me around your learning environment. Katherine Hamilton, Reculver C of E Primary School.


The kids are great. The happiest kids I’ve taught. They are a pleasure to coach and be around. Josh Algar, Football Futures.


The school so kindly allowed me to do a placement whilst on my Master’s degree. There is a lovely atmosphere in the school. I was made to feel very welcome. I would be proud to work in a school like Westmeads. Jessica Urwin, Training Dance/Movement Psychotherapist.


From the time you walk in the front door to the time you leave, Westmeads Infants is a lovely welcoming school. It is clear that the children feel safe within the environment and are ‘happy to learn’. Helen from Appeti Tennis.



Absolutely beautiful environment. Children engaged and well behaved and the kitchen smelt lovely.

Nicky Brown, Head teacher, Ellington Infant School Ramsgate


A pleasure to visit such a vibrant school. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Libby Wood, Head teacher, Sandwich Infant School


What a beautiful school – I love your reading areas and your outdoor areas.

Hilary Avery, Head of School, Bromstone Primary School


Thank you for sharing your beautiful school with us. It is a credit to you all and a brilliant place for learning.

Sue Collins, Executive Head, St Mildred’s and Bromstone



What our parents say about our school!

Our child is so happy at Westmeads and we feel very lucky to have him there and will miss the school when he leaves in the summer.


We're really happy with Westmeads.  It has a lovely atmosphere and we're really pleased our children get to start their education there - thank you!


I think we're really lucky to have such a warm, community-minded school.


We all love Westmeads! Well done and keep up the good work everyone!


I do feel that the most important thing for our son right now is that  he enjoys going to school and is engaged in learning and he is both of these.  He loves his teachers and is very happy to go to school.


This is an amazing school and my child has been very happy here.


I think you're doing a marvellous job!


We love Westmeads and would highly recommend to anyone.  My daughter is excited about school and enthusiastic to learn.

What parents say about our school lunches!

A really lovely experience. Super staff. The children were delightful. Super organised!


I had a wonderful time, so lovely to see the kids eating together and happy and the wonderful staff – lovely food too! Thank you.


What a lovely treat to see all the children having their lunch. They were delightful, polite and all ate their meal; a sign of a lovely, healthy and tasty meal. Thank you to Mrs Ball for making me so welcome.


Had a brilliant time – lovely to see all the kids eating and chatting together. Great idea to have parents come in – thank you!


Wonderful food. Well balanced nutrition. Lovely staff who encouraged the children to try new food. Thank you!


The children are so well behaved and extremely keen to talk and get to know you. The menu was excellent and great to see fruit and veg on offer.

It was a lovely experience and a delicious lunch. Thank you.


Wonderful, thanks very much. So nice to see the children enjoying a health lunch.


Really nice experience. Very tasty food. Lovely to see my son eating well and looking so cheerful! Thank you.

What our children say about our school!

School Council - Things we like about Westmeads

The people are really nice to each other.

I like that my writing is getting better and better! I love writing!

I like going to Mathletics, playing games and getting better at Maths.

I like doing gymnastics.

I like the volcano and the playground trail.

I enjoy English and think that it is exciting.

I like choir because it is fun and I can sing songs.

I love the school dinners, especially macaroni cheese and the shortbread.

I am going to the gymnastics competition and I am really excited. It is nice to go to competitions and it is fair because everyone gets to go.


What could be better?

The bushes in the passageway need a trim.

In the hut in the playground, we need more seats.

I would like to have different coloured paper to write on in Purple Class.

Can we make a bush den near the fence?

Our children's comments on school clubs and competitions


Football club: "It's been my hobby since I was 4 so it's great to be able to do it at school. Josh is a great coach and I like playing 'King in the Ring' and the matches."​


Competitions: "The Wake and Shake was really fun and it make me feel happy."

"I felt really excited when I did the basketball competition and I loved representing the school."


Mathletics: "I love using Mathletics at home and at school. My favourite part is the world challenge because you get to play against people from all over the world." .