Other Community Links
The school premises are used by the community for a variety of functions, e.g. the horticultural society and local music groups.
Cranbrook Town Band provide free brass lessons for our KS2 pupils, with free loan of instruments. This has provided an opportunity for 30 pupils to learn a brass instrument. They have a small group lesson on a Monday afternoon and are also invited to join Cranbrook Town Band on a Thursday evening in school.
Our links with Hawkhurst Pre-School are very strong and contribute to a smooth transition to school.
Each year we put on an Art Exhibition in school and members of the local community are invited to come in and see the children's work.
We regularly work with Tesco and Waitrose, helping to fundraise and providing art work for them to display in the shops.
We have established strong links with the village library. This year we participated in the Summer Reading Challenged and were awarded the trophy for the school with the biggest pupil participation in the whole district.
The Kino Cinema in Hawkhurst is very supportive of the school and will provide opportunities for us to take groups of children free of charge to watch a film. For some of our children this is the only opportunity they will have to visit a cinema.
Food 4 Families. This is a community foodbank, originally set up by the school which has since grown and now supports the whole community. It is run by two of our Foundation Governors and the school are able to access and provide vouchers each week for those in need.