News & Events

Embracing New Beginnings

5th December 2023

Embracing New Beginnings Reflecting on the first term of a new academic year, it has been the beginning of new adventures and opportunities. Starting something new brings with it a sense of anticipation and growth. One of the most heartwarming aspects of the new school year has been the arrival of all the new pupils.… Read More »

Top Tips from Mr Quirk

5th December 2023

It has been wonderful getting to know the Skippers community and I already feel fully immersed in school life. At the Parent Information Evenings back in September I said that one of my aims was to know your children by the end of the first term; I feel that I know all their names and… Read More »

The Importance of Early Years – Mrs Pinny’s Reflections

5th December 2023

It is widely recognised that the first five years of a child’s life are crucial in terms of development. The experiences a child has in those years can shape their future, and the interactions they have with others lays the foundation for future relationships. Bearing this in mind, I am proud to be part of a… Read More »

Years 6 – 8 Have had an Inspirational and Aspirational Autumn Term

5th December 2023

Years 6 – 8 have had an inspirational and aspirational first term, looking to make their learning come alive and embed “real world” skills that will allow them to be successful as they mature. Year 6 embarked on an inspirational trip to the Science Museum. The children were treated to a session in the Wonderlab,… Read More »

Enriching the lives of our children in Years 3 – 5

5th December 2023

Years 3 – 5 have had a fantastic and busy first term. We are all impressed with their positive learning attitudes and for always being curious to learn more and inquisitive to try new things. In order to encourage and deepen their understanding the children have experienced many excellent and exciting opportunities. Year 3 children… Read More »

Fantastic Term for the Sports Department

5th December 2023

It has been a fantastic first term for Sport at Skippers this year. There has been a real focus on participation and effort during lessons, matches and clubs. As the term comes to an end we use this opportunity to reflect on the success and efforts that have been put in by each child. It… Read More »

An Incredibly Busy Term for Performing Arts

5th December 2023

It’s been an incredibly busy term for the Performing Arts department full of wonderful performances. The first big performance of the year was Harvest Festival back in October where the children in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 led a brilliant assembly explaining the importance of celebrating Harvest through poetry and song. It’s always a… Read More »

News from the Pre – Prep

5th December 2023

In the Pre-Prep there is a strong emphasis on how to develop and enrich the childrens’ learning both inside and outside the classroom; not only within school but also in the wider community. Ensuring that the activities planned are giving them new experiences, extending them, making their learning more meaningful and rewarding as well as… Read More »

U11 Cricketers

15th June 2023

The U11 cricket team have had a very busy week, playing in two cricket tournaments: Brighton Pelican Cup and Tonbridge Only Connect. They played some fantastic teams, who tested our players to breaking point. They shouldered the challenge well, aggresively running between the wicket when batting, varying the bowling to tease out wickets and catches… Read More »

Up and coming writers

8th June 2023

    Congratulations to Jasper, Kiki, Grace, Molly, Leila and Lizzie who have all had articles published in the 2023 edition of Mind’s Eye Prep! The magazine celebrates the interests and writing talent of pupils at prep schools and is produced by The King’s School, Canterbury. We are very proud of the articles written by… Read More »