Welcome to Istead Rise Primary School. We are an exciting, forward looking, and innovative school.
Our children are hard-working, enjoy a challenge and love to learn. We provide a huge array of activities for children to broaden their experiences which you will be able to see through our news and updates. Working in partnership with parents, carers and other key members of the community we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all.
If you want to find out about what we are learning please have a look at our ‘year group’ pages. Paper copies are available on request from the school office.
The website is regularly updated so come back again soon to keep up to date with everything that is going on here at Istead Rise Primary School!
Mr Steve Payne
Head of School
Last week Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to be visited by Open Education who held an informative workshop about online safety. Using their prior knowledge from Computing and new information learnt at the workshop, children were able to discover how apps are allowed to use your data (even if...
Congratulations to Blake and Emily for winning the Recycling competition run by Mrs T Clark. Your winning designs will be displayed around the school reminding everyone to use the bins to recycle.
Maisie, now in year 4, has been selected by Canterbury Christ Church University to have her design ‘Countdown Insulin Pen’ brought to life and made into a prototype by a team at the University. Mrs T Clark and Miss Underdown, who ran the competition in conjunction with the Univer...
In line with the Government Guidance school will be closed until 18th January. Only Critical care workers and vulnerable children will have a priority space if their adults work.
Lots of children and staff joined in the celebrations by creating the maddest, craziest hairstyles ever seen.
All members of the Istead Rise team work hard to ensure that children receive the very best deal by having high expectations. At Istead Rise there are four core values which the school works hard to instil. These are: independence, respect, perseverance and self-reflection. Istead Rise Primary School uses a Restorative Approach to manage behaviour and deal with conflict. This approach focuses on developing positive relationships within the school and creates a safe, secure environment which enables children to develop both academically and socially.
During the last academic year there have been significant changes to how all subjects are taught at Istead Rise, which has led to a notable rise in pupil outcomes. The mornings are dedicated to the consistent teaching of core subjects (reading, writing and maths). In English teachers follow a carefully considered approach to teaching and learning, based around ensuring pupils are fully equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce many pieces of outstanding, independent writing. Within mathematics, we follow the mastery approach which enables children to make accelerated progress across the curriculum at a pace suitable for their own individual, developmental needs. The school also follows the Cornerstones curriculum to deliver topic based learning during the afternoons, which provides children with real life, exciting learning experiences.
Istead Rise works collaboratively with other primary schools within the Trust to share good practice. The school also benefits from the Friends of Istead Rise Primary School (FIRPS) fundraising committee, who organise events throughout the year to raise additional funds for the school.