Stumble Hill, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9PB
10 reasons to choose Shipbourne School
Shipbourne School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 66. It is one of the best state primary schools in Tonbridge and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Shipbourne School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school is federated with Hadlow Primary School in The Bourne Partnership. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2015) inspection.
Average class size
Shipbourne School has three mixed-age classes and an average class size of 21 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Shipbourne School ranks in the top 17% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The Shipbourne School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. English, maths, computing, science and RE are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a biennial residential trip for Years 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Shipbourne School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Shipbourne School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.45am to 3.15pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am and after school clubs may extend the day.
Find another school near Shipbourne School
St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Sevenoaks (2.7 miles); St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School, Tonbridge (2.8 miles); Slade Primary School (3.8 miles).
Sackville School (3.1 miles); Tonbridge School (3.5 miles); Sevenoaks School (5.8 miles).
The Judd School (4.7 miles); Tonbridge Grammar School (4.8 miles); Weald of Kent Grammar School (5 miles).