Skinners’ Kent Primary School (SKPS) is a new co-educational school for children in Tunbridge Wells, opened in September 2015 . The Skinners’ Company supports the new primary school in a number of ways, including the services of its Education Officers, training opportunities, wide ranging expertise and strong governance through its Local Governing Body. The collaboration of Skinners’ Company schools provides the heritage and experience to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are combined with outstanding care and support.
SKPS is located at its new site built to provide generous spaces and a rich environment for learning and personal development, including a sports hall, an All Weather Pitch, playgrounds, games courts and parkland play area. The school is a few minutes’ walk from the new Knights Wood housing development. SKPS offers active participation and high aspirations for all, and creates a whole school ethos where children, staff, families and the wider community evolve and flourish.
Our school is a vibrant learning environment, taking advantage of its beautiful setting. Through an exciting and enjoyable curriculum pupils develop skills and knowledge to ensure they make significant progress, and embark on a life long journey of academic success. SKPS follows the national curriculum, taught within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) which enables teachers to focus on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in and outside of the classroom, and prepares pupils to be active participants in learning.
There will be a phased programme of growth to a capacity of 210 pupils across 7 classes. Applications for a place are made through Kent County Council.