Griffin Arts Festival 2016
27th June to 8th July
Transition Afternoon 7th July 2016
Children in Years N2 to Year 5 will move up to their new classrooms to meet their teachers for September 2016
Children who are joining our Year R who do not currently attend our Nursery are welcome to attend.
(Please click above to view document)
A Staff Development Day will be held on
Monday 11th July 2016
The school will be closed to all pupils on this day.
Open Days for September 2016
We are holding two Open Sessions for parents applying for Year R places for September 2017.
These will be held on
Tuesday 20th September and Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 2.00pm.
Please contact the school office to book your place.
Artwork on display outside the new fire station in Gillingham
This school operates a No Smoking and No Vaping Policy on the whole site, this applies to all visitors and parents.
Thank you for your co-operation.
A quick & easy way to support the school without any cost to yourselves:
Please click on the following link and select Lordswood School, Chatham; register your details and each time you shop on line via the link you will raise funds for the school.
Any queries please contact the school office.
At Lordswood we use a texting service in order to contact parents with general updates & to leave messages when unable to connect with named contacts. The service collects the primary contact only. If you change your mobile number please inform the school office to ensure messages are sent to the correct number.
Following the successful launch of the Lordswood Footgolf and the official opening by Tracey Crouch on Friday 27th November please click on the links below:
Our School Day
|Year Group||Start time||Finish Time|
|Years 1 & 2||8.45am||3.15pm|
ARRANGEMENTs FOR FS1 (Nursery) CHILDREN:
If attending the morning session your child is due in school by 8.30am. Please enter the school building via the main doors to the FSU both Courtfield & Lordswood Lane Gates will be opened at 8.20am.
Children should be collected from the Children's Centre Reception area at 11.30am.
If attending the afternoon session children arrive via Children's Centre Reception at 12.15pm and will be collected by a member of the Nursery team. Pupils leave FSU and site via Lordswood Lane or Courtfield Avenue gate.
If your child attends the Nursery all day they will start at 8.30am and finish at 3.15pm - all children attending all day will be expected to have a school meal.
All children will need to bring their PE Kits (shorts, t-shirt & plimsolls) daily. A reminder that all children should have their water bottles with them daily, especially now that the weather is warm!
Rise in Scarlet Fever Notifications
The Kent Health Protection Team have asked us to make you aware that there has been a rise in scarlet fever notifications locally, as well as in other parts of the country. The attached factsheet has information on signs/symptoms, mode of transmission and length of exclusion which may be useful.
Public Health England have also produced guidance for schools on infection control which you may also find useful:
We appreciate that some parents may wish to bring their dogs onto the school site when dropping off or collecting their children from school. However, in the interests of health and safety, parents are reminded that dogs (other than service dogs) are not permitted on the school grounds - this includes dogs being carried by adults.
We would also request that parents do not leave their dogs tied up to the school fence near to the school gates as this is also a health & safety concern.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Breakfast Club Big Breakfast Launch
The Breakfast Club is launching a new cooked breakfast on Friday 8th July - Cost £3 per child - please see menu in Contract Dining page on Website. This will then be available on the last Friday of each month.
- Seatbelt Sled Activity Years 5 & 6
Seatbelt Sled Activity for pupils in Years 5 & 6 - run by Medway Council
- LSA Summer Fair
Summer Fair 2nd July - Gates open 11.30-2.30pm; entry only 50p per adult. If you would like a stall please contact a member of the LSA on Lordswoodlsa@outlook.com
- Year 2 Trip to Wingham Wildlife Park
28th June - Year 2 visiting Wingham Wildlife Park - 8.30am departure - see letter for full details in Parent Zone
- Year 1 Trip to Wingham Wildlife Park
27th June - Year 1 visiting Wingham Wildlife Park - 8.30am departure - see letter for full details in Parent Zone
Latest School Calendar Events
- Medway Test Registration Period01Jun2016
@ Medway Online
Registration for Medway Test open between 1st June and 8th July 2016
- Griffin Art Week26Jun2016
@ Lordswood School
Griffin Arts Week
- Year 4 Swimming at BAE Hoo01Jul2016
12:40 pm - 3:00 pm @ Hoo - BAE Swimming Pool
Year 4 - Weekly Swimming Lessons - whole year activity
- Gym Club01Jul2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Lordswood School
Gym Club - Members only - if you wish to reserve a place please contact the school office - this event is run by outside professionals and incurs a charge
- LSA Summer Fair02Jul2016
@ Lordswood School
LSA Summer Fair - Times to be confirmed