About the School
Please read a letter from our Chair of Governors
Please read a copy of our latest Ofsted report.
Tunbury School is a popular primary school set in spacious and varied grounds within the leafy suburbs of Walderslade. Although a Kent school, Tunbury is extremely close to the Medway Unitary Authority.
Our school is a happy, safe and secure place for our children who are cheerful, well-motivated, eager and very able to learn. Our staff team, both teaching and non-teaching members, is welcoming and professional. Tunbury School was judged GOOD by Ofsted after our most recent inspection in October 2017.
Tunbury school is a much larger than the average-sized primary school. There are currently 592 children on roll. It is a three-form entry school with all pupils being taught in single-aged classes, including in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Nearly all pupils at our school are from White British heritage although many other ethnicities are represented in the school population. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs is below average. The numbers of pupils eligible for pupil premium are also below those found nationally.
The school meets government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The attendance rate of the school is extremely high, and above average in the UK.
We are proud of our School Council at Tunbury which meets after school on a regular basis, to discuss any issues arising. The role of the School Council is to bring their ‘class voice’ to the meetings and form decisions based on what is discussed, followed by feeding back to their class after each meeting.
Our parents automatically become members of the Tunbury School Association (TSA) when their children join the School. This is an active and integral part of Tunbury Primary School. The TSA is passionate about helping to create a safe and happy school community for our children and is dedicated to engaging actively with parents to raise funds to improve learning resources and enhance developmental opportunities.
Tunbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.