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  • 22/04/24

    Deanwood Rated "Good" by Ofsted

    Deanwood Primary School continues to be a “Good” school in their recent Ofsted inspection, maintaining their previous inspection result. Deanwood Primary School joined The Howard Academy Trust in October 2016 and has served the Rainham community for many years. Inspectors highlight...
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  • 12/04/24

    Our Welcoming Environment

    Some areas of Deanwood recently received a facelift, thanks to members of the THAT Central Team! Our reception space now has new signage, welcoming you into our school, and we are utilising the reception TV screen to keep parents and visitors up to date with upcoming events and important reminders...
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  • 28/03/24

    Sand Donation

    A big thank you to Ashley Gent at Travis Perkins for donating sand for our EYFS sand pit! It was so appreciated and is used every single day by our children. Any support to ensure we offer our children the best opportunities at school is so helpful and we can't thank you enough!
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  • 08/03/24

    Reading Week 2024

    Reading Week is always a particular highlight of our school year, and this year did not disappoint. The children thoroughly enjoyed completing activities based around their books and it was lovely to see them sharing what they had been doing with children from other Year Groups at the end of the wee...
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  • 03/01/24

    A New Place to Read

    Have you seen our new library area? We have relocated our library to a bigger, brighter and more colourful space (with some brand new comfy bean bags!) At Deanwood, we strive to instil a love of reading in all of our children, and we're already loving this new space, getting cosy, and diving int...
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  • 06/12/23

    Our New Music Room

    We're very excited to now have a room dedicated to music! We have relocated our library to create a room solely for music lessons. Music plays an enormous role in day to day life at Deanwood, and we are very happy to now have a space where our children can express themselves through the use of a...
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  • 10/11/23

    Egyptians and Greeks!

    On Monday, Year 4 immersed themselves in all things Egyptian and Greek as part of their history work this term. Some of the class made dioramas as part of their homework over half term which look brilliant!
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  • 17/10/23

    CPR Workshops

    Yesterday our Key Stage 2 children took part in CPR workshops to learn how to restart a heart. CPR is a really valuable life skill and we are very pleased that our Key Stage 2 children now know what to do if an emergency occured. We want to say a big thank you to Medway's Resuscitation Service f...
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  • 13/10/23

    Mr Slack's Reading Garden

    We are thrilled to share that we raised a total of £7,894 towards Mr Slack's Reading Garden! We would like to thank every member of our school and Trust communities, as well as anyone else that donated, for their overwhelming support. We are now busy building our plans for the garden, a...
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  • 21/07/23

    Goodbye, Year 6!

    This week, we said a sad goodbye to our Year 6 students. It was a very sad time, but they went out with a bang, after performing a fantastic Year 6 production of "Wonderland", and a very fun, but exhausting, trip to Carroty Wood! Pupils took part in archery, climbing, raft building an...
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  • 23/06/23

    Mr Slack's Reading Garden

    As you will know, earlier in the year, our dear friend and colleague Ollie Slack, sadly passed away at 30 years of age. Ollie was incredibly passionate about reading, and one of his longer-term ambitions for Deanwood was to develop an outdoor reading library and garden. The Howard Academy Trust a...
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  • 26/01/23

    A Trip to the Astrodome

    Years 2 & 5 were fortunate enough to experience the Astrodome this term and had a wonderful time exploring space in this inflatable planetarium. Thanks to Peter from The Astronomy Roadshow for taking the time to create an amazing experience! They were also lucky enough to receive a visit from Ja...
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