Burham CEP School

Local Area

Burham has a thriving village community with around 1200 residents and numerous local businesses in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling. The village has numerous of local amenities including several pubs and restaurants and a local shop/ petrol station. There is a large play and recreation ground, next to which is the village hall, which hosts may community clubs and activities and also Burham Pre-School. Many footpaths lead from the village into the local countryside, including Medway riverside walks and access to the North Downs and Bluebell hill, which has been described as ‘Quite possibly the loftiest nature reserve in the county, having uninterrupted panoramic views across the Weald’.  It also boasts the Neolithic ruins of a chambered long barrow called ‘Kits Coty’, constructed circa 4000 BCE. With the great local amenities, beautiful countryside on its doorstep and two major towns only a 10-minute drive away, it is a great place to live and work.

The larger historical County town of Maidstone is located a short distance away with a myriad of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions such as Mote Park, The Maidstone Museum (one of the finest regional museums in England) and the Maidstone carriage museum, which is dubbed as the finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in the whole of Europe. The Museum of Kent Life and Tyland Barn are also located a short distance from the school, and are perfect for days out and school trips.
The city of Rochester, which is also a short distance away, boasts a wide array of attractions, including buildings and settings that Charles Dickens used as inspiration, the Norman Castle famous for King John and the siege of 1215 and the second oldest cathedral in England.

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