Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Local Area

The village of Wye sits nestled in a valley in the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooked by the Wye Downs and a national nature reserve. It was featured in 2006 on the BBC TV show “The Perfect Village” and in 2013 was voted as the third best place to live in the UK. 
 
Wye has a variety of amenities including a farmer’s market which is held on the village green on the first and third Saturday of every month; a butcher / deli; bakery; Farm Shop; 3 pubs & a microbrewery; Indian & Chinese restaurants; The Wife of Bath restaurant (a Mark Sargent establishment) and a Co-Op & newsagent. Major supermarkets are all within a 10 minute drive of the village as well. There is a thriving tennis club next to the school and a well-stocked library in the village. 
 
There is also a well-attended church that dates back to Saxon times, and the 180-foot carved-chalk Wye Crown sits on the hill above the village and has an excellent viewing point allowing you to see all the way to coast. 
 
There is plenty to do in the area if you like the great outdoors: long distance walking paths include The North Downs Way, The Stour Valley Way and the Pilgrims Way and they run within a mile of Wye. There are great opportunities for Mountain and road biking, and we have a number of gyms within a 15 minute drive including Bannatynes, which is next to the multi-screen cinema just outside Ashford. 
 
Canterbury with its Cathedral and shops are less than half an hour by car or train, and if you love a bargain then of course there is the Macarthur Glen Designer Outlet in Ashford which carries a host of restaurants and discounted high-end fashion. 
 
Getting to Wye is surprisingly easy: the village is 7 minutes by train from Ashford International which carries the High-Speed Rail Link getting you to London in 37 minutes.  We are also only 25 minutes from Folkestone & Dover with access to the Channel Tunnel, ferries to Calais and beaches at Hythe, Folkestone & Dymchurch. Camber Sands is 45 minutes away with its miles of golden sand. 

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