The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Department for Education:

The Department for Education's website aims to bring together all information into a single location and offer a richer user experience

Direct Gov

Directgov is the UK government's digital service for people in England and Wales.

It delivers information and practical advice about public services, bringing them all together in one place.

KCC Education and Learning:

Support and advice from Kent County Council on education, learning, childcare etc.

Primary Times

If you’re planning what to do after school, at the weekend or in the holidays.

Primary Times is your one-stop shop! We also have lots of other articles to assist parents and teachers.

Shepway District Council

Dymchurch Parish Council

Dymchurch and District Heritage Group


Internet safety advice

Kent County Council

Parent Link
Practical tips on helping with children's school work.

The latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government.

SureStart Childcare
Where to find childcare in your area.

BBC Adult Learning
Lots of information about getting into learning.

BBC Parenting Site
Advice for parents of primary-aged children.

The Parent Centre
For all parents and carers who want to help their child or children to learn.

Childhood Nutrition Guide 

This is a Guide to Childhood Nutrition in order to raise awareness about the importance of encouraging children to make healthy, informed choices when it comes to food and drink. Unfortunately, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past two decades.

Health Help Now
Aims to help people find the right treatment for health problems, especially when they are not sure what to do or who to contact. It has details of services and opening times, along with advice. It works on smartphones, computers and tablets. Please take a look for yourself.

Shepway Food Bank:
Food bank is a community project providing emergency (three-day) food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Shepway District.

Shepway Domestic Violence Support

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and overwhelming. All parents struggle at one time or another. That is why Home-Start Shepway is here to help families through their toughest times.

We work with families to build on their strengths and give them the support they tell us they need. This includes:

  • Home-visiting support
  • Group support
  • Parenting programmes
  • Trips and outings
  • Online support and sessions
  • One-to-one phone support.

All our services are based around the principle that staff and volunteers offer no judgement, just compassionate, confidential help and support.

Areas we cover:  Home-Start Shepway serves Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh.

Shepway Citizens Advice Service

 Children's Health Guide: Newborn - Teen
Please follow the link for the newest health guide.

 NHS Direct
Please note the increased number of cases in Kent of Scarlet Fever. If concerned, please seek medical advice.

Secondary Schools:
The Marsh Academy, New Romney
The Harvey Grammar School for Boys, Folkestone
The Folkestone School for Girls, Folkestone
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, Folkestone
Turner Free School, Folkestone
Folkestone Academy, Folkestone
Highworth Grammar School for Girls, Ashford
Towers School, Ashford
The North School, Ashford