East Farleigh Primary School

Local Area

East Farleigh is a small village situated in an attractive valley, surrounded by apple and pear orchards. The village is 3 miles from Maidstone, the county town of Kent yet still retains its countryside charm.

The village is a short drive to Maidstone which provides plenty of amenities and leisure facilities you can expect from a large town including a cinema, leisure centre, 2 shopping centres and a plethora of bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of amenities in the village and the surrounding areas including several  public houses and restaurants,  garages providing servicing and MOT, a riding school and farm shops. There are shopping and Post Office facilities close by in Tovil and Coxheath.  There are also doctor, dentist and physiotherapy practises and a village library in neighbouring Coxheath.

East Farleigh has excellent transport links to Maidstone by road, rail and river. There is a regular train service to Maidstone from East Farleigh station and a direct train service from the station to London Charing Cross and St Pancras. There is also a regular bus service to the village servicing Maidstone and surrounding villages. There are footpaths along the river bank that lead either towards the county town of Maidstone or to Teston Country Park in the opposite direction.  A pleasure boat service runs on the river from Maidstone to East Farleigh and it is also possible to hire private boats for use at Allington a short distance away.

The village is home to an ancient parish church which sits on the hill below the school and provides a beautiful venue for school services such as Christingle or Easter. William Wilberforce, the anti-slave campaigner, and family are buried in the church graveyard as this was their home. The Wilberforce family provided more than one vicar to the Parish.    

You can find out more about the village by visiting the East Farleigh Parish Council website. 

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