Welcome to Istead Rise Primary School

Istead Rise Primary School is situated south of Gravesend, Kent, just off from the A2 and along Wrotham Road. We are a values led school with a strong emphasis on developing and supporting children to achieve their best. We aim to have our children leave us with skills that will encourage them to become happy independent confident learners that are ready for the 21st century.

Our pupils are proud to be part of a school that has achieved some of the highest awards in Kent, the UK and internationally. For example we have been awarded twice
for International Schools Award, the Green Flag Eco Schools Award and
Healthy Schools Award. These awards have been achieved not just by
the pupils but by our entire school community too.


Not only do we teach our children the benefits of understanding and applying important values in their lives and working together as a community but we teach them to become e-confident learners too. Our curriculum is a creative-cross curricular one that allows pupils to access learning that is fun and relevant to them. They learn the skills they need to have to access the knowledge and experiences to enjoy their topical work. In recent years our children have learnt about Pirates, the Tudors, famous artists, World War Two, Victorian Britain, Ancient Egypt, Where’s Wally, X Factor, plants, habitats, materials, – these are just a few!

So please do take a look around our website. We hope that our website will be of use in a whole variety of ways.

For pupils we hope that you will follow the links that your teachers have chosen to interesting websites. This is where you can enjoy practising the things you are learning and also just some fun ways of learning more.

For parents we hope that you will be able to access more information about what is going on in school and ways in which you can help your children with various topics they are studying.

For visitors to our website we hope you will be able to get a real flavour of our school.

Thank you for visiting,

School House Points

Saint George378
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Saint Patrick215
Saint David459


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein



Istead Rise Primary School Accrediations

At Istead Rise we practice the highest standards of excellence. Above are a selection of the achievements that we have been awarded.

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Quotes about Istead Primary School

“The school is benefitting greatly from the partnership with Meopham Community Academy HMI March 2014”

“Pupils are friendly and sparky - HMI March 2014”

“Standards are rising - HMI May 2014”

“Thinking for ourselves and our environment”

“I like coming to school because we have social time with our friends and teachers!”

Picture Tour

A few images from around our school.

Term Dates

View the term dates for this academic year including bank holidays dates

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Latest News

  • The new delicious winter 2014 menu is now being served. Visit the school meals page to see what’s being served today.        

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  • The School Development Plan for 2014 – 2015 has been posted on the key information page.

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