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Thank you to for hosting the Year R Balance Bikes competition this year, we are pleased to say Leybourne Chase came away with 1st place


Thank you to for delivering a Gangs and Weapons awareness workshop today. Year 6 really enjoyed the sessions and found them very informative.


Miss George put Panda class through their paces today with super hero camp


Last day for Year 6 SATs breakfast who face their final day of exams. Well done to you all, you have achieved so much and no matter the outcome we are proud of everyone of you.


Year 6 enjoyed a hearty breakfast this morning ahead of their SATs. The children had the chance to socialise with their peers and teachers and are feeling relaxed and focused ready to go. Good luck everyone!


Our Year 4 children have had lots of fun attending Skiing lessons at Chatham Snowsports Centre on the dry ski slopes


Year 5 Sports Festival at Invicta Grammar School on Thursday 16 June


The children have been creating their own Mondrian abstract art in afterschool art club


Good luck to all our runners this morning, its not to late to join the running team. If you see any of our runners along the route please cheer them on and if you can send in photos, Cheer point at the Duke of Wellington pub in Ryarsh


Year 1 have got off to a 'flying start' reading their text for this term BEEGU by Alexis Deacon


Galloping Grandads Marathon! Sunday 24th April at 9:30am. We would love you to join us whether walking or running for some or all of the route. There will also be a cheer point at the Duke of Wellington pub in Ryarsh The run finishes at the school where there will be a BBQ


Congratulations to all our winners of the poster competition, to promote our Family picnic for The Queens Platinum Jubilee on Friday 27 May. Well done. We look forward to seeing you all there


Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their swimming lessons at Larkfield Leisure Centre


Our 2nd group of Year 4 children have had lots of fun attending Skiing lessons at on the dry ski slopes


We would like to thank our parents for their amazing input during science week. Allie Woodward, Veterinarian, delivered a brilliant workshop on the care of small animals. Followed by a game of identifying animals from their x-rays.


We would like to thank our parents for their amazing input during science week. Matevz Papp-Rupar, plant pathologist, introduced the children to the wonderful world of plants and microbes


On Friday we wore Yellow and Blue to raise money for the Ukraine Appeal. Year 2 have been writing about why they felt it was important


Free, Fun & informal courses. To book a place please go to and click on Course Areas then Family Courses.


The children in Year 3 visited the Museum of for a Roman Theme Day, where they spent their time learning about life in Roman Britain. The children all had a great day.


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Thank you to Joanne the Educational officer at , for speaking to the children this afternoon about the fire service and how to stay safe. The children had a great afternoon learning🔥🔥


As part of our world book day celebrations year 5 and 2 teamed up to do some 'buddy reading'


Thank you to Our PTA and all our parents for your donations of sweets to help us support children in Ukraine with Type 1 diabetes


Thank you to Gianna Pollero Author for coming into school and talking to KS2 about her new book Monster Doughnuts - Cyclops on a Mission! Gianna prepped us ready for our world book day celebrations today Piccadilly Press


We cant wait to welcome author for our KS2 meet the author event on Thursday 3rd March. Gianna will be talking about her book Monster Doughnuts - Cyclops on a Mission, the sequel to Monster Doughnuts! To purchase your copy please make payment via ParentMail.


Year 6 have been studying Ancient Greece this afternoon. Mr Holt took this lesson literally and even completed the bleep test dressed as Greek soldier


We are very proud of Oliver in Year 1, who has been offered and accepted a place to play for Maidstone United’s U7 football team next season. Congratulations Oliver.


Thank you to Valley Park School for hosting a drama workshop. The children had a great time performing a dance to 'consider yourself' from Oliver


Year 3 have been enjoying learning Spanish


Our books have arrived! Don’t forget to purchase your copy via ParentMail for our Meet the Author Day.


Year 4 attended Skiing lessons at Chatham Snow Sports Centre on the dry ski slopes. The children had lots of fun


Panda Class have been Mediating and learning how to relax


Thank you to for delivering a 6 week Move and Learn programme. Year 3 enjoyed learning about a healthy balanced lifestyle


Congratulations to our group of Year 3 and 4s who took part in the very first VIAT Primary Times Tables Competition. Our team displayed wonderful teamwork and significant times tables knowledge to be crowned champions! Really well done to all who took part!


Congratulations to all those children who worked hard to achieve this week’s awards in today's celebration assembly. Green were victorious claiming the House Cup over the last fortnight!


Year 4 have been using spreadsheet tools on the computer, such as formula wizard, formatting cells and copy and paste to present spelling scores as percentages and calculate the class average


Year 5 love boxing, its great for physical and mental health!


Year 5 or city trading room? Year 5 have been learning about international trade; it all got very heated!


The teachers and children at Leybourne Chase have enjoyed using the equipment to exercise and have fun!

Pupil Voice

At Leybourne Chase we recognise a child’s right to be heard (Article 12) and value the children’s views on all aspects of school life where possible. We recognise our role as duty-bearers to ensure that all children feel that they are respected, listened to and valued as individuals and as a collective group.

We teach the children that it is their right to express their thoughts and opinions (Article 13) and that the best interests of the children are a top priority in everything that affects them (Article 3).

How we encourage pupil voice at our school:

Steering group/school council - this is led by the Rights Respecting Steering group, who meet regularly to discuss areas for school improvement or ideas for events. The outcomes from these meetings and regularly published on the Rights Respecting page on the school website.

Peer mediators - Year 5 are trained to be peer mediators to help to solve disagreements between peers on the playground.

Play leaders and sports leaders - Year 5 are trained as play and sports leaders. This involves them running games at lunchtimes and organising and supporting school sporting events.

Class assemblies - every term a class produces a class assembly based on a charity that they have chosen to support. The children present their work to the rest of the school and parents.

Pupil Questionnaires - we regularly ask our pupils to complete questionnaires to recognise areas of strength and development within the school.

Anti-bullying ambassadors - we have a group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 who are trained anti-bullying ambassadors through the Diana Award. 

Pupil Voice Post-box - following a steering group meeting, we have now placed a post-box in the school where children can post their ideas for events and areas for development. These ideas are then discussed at the beginning of each steering group meeting.

Pupil voice box

You said... We did...
We would like the opportunity to be taught by the different teachers in the school. Could we do a day like cultural day again so that we can experience the other teachers?

We organised a cultural day where the children visited each classroom to learn about a different culture in each room. We even had a Nigerian entertainer visit us! 

We have also planned in another cultural day for this academic year. 

We think that lunchtime isn't working when the children in KS2 go outside first and then eat afterwards. We feel like we aren't getting time to play with our friends and to enjoy lunch.  We changed the timings of the day so that the children in KS2 go to lunch first before then going outside. 
Can we sort out the houses so that we know what houses that we are in? We now have a new house system that is successfully up and running. All children and members of staff in the school are part of one of our four houses. 
Please can we sort out the playground rotas so that we have a fair amount of time on the playground equipment and to make sure that football rotas are fair? The steering group met and put together a new timetable for the playground, including a rota for the equipment and football. 
Can we have more comfortable areas in our library to read in and can we get more books for all ZPD levels? We raised money through our 'break the rules' day for new books and we added new furniture for the library, including new sofas!
Can we have more clubs that are on offer from the teachers? The steering group met with their classes to generate club ideas. These were shared at a steering group meeting and with staff members so that they could use these to help them choose clubs for the next term.
Can we do a food tech club? In terms 5 and 6 a food tech club began for children in KS2 that occurred weekly, offering the children a chance to learn about healthy food choices and how to make different dishes. 


Pupil voice events

  • May 2021 - Panda class were so inspired by watching about the growing number of cases of Covid-19 in India that they asked to raise money to support Unicef UK in providing oxygen to those areas in short supply. The children are completing a sponsored walk on Friday 21st May 2021 and have also placed donation boxes in the local Costcutter. 
  • Rights respecting questionnaires conducted in March 2021
  • On 30th April 2019 a small group of Year 5 and 6 children presented about the importance of Pupil Voice to NHS England. Read all about it in the following document: NHS Pupil Voice Presentation

Introducing Our Steering Group

Zain, Year 1


Isla, Year 1


Holly, Year 2

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Teddy, Year 2

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Brandon, Year 3

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I wanted to join the steering group because I just want to help others and make sure that everyone has their right to learn. 

Indigo, Year 3

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I wanted to join the steering group because I thought it would be fun and I like being part of groups. I also wanted to find ways to improve the school in any way that I could. 

Marnie, Year 3

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I thought it would be a fun thing to do and to be able to do things around the school. 

Abbie, Year 4

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I want to help the school and so that the children will feel that they can have a better opportunity to do more things and share their ideas. 

Charlotte, Year 4

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I wanted to join the steering group because it seemed fun and I want to help children's rights to be respected. 

Archie, Year 5

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I wanted to join the steering group to help out the school and be an important member of the school when making decisions. 

Lizzy, Year 5

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I wanted to join the steering group because I wanted to help the school and make decisions to make sure that everyone is happy :)

Annabella, Year 5

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I like children to have their right to speak, especially the young ones because sometimes they might feel a bit scared to talk in front of everyone and I can help them with that :)

Phoebe, Year 6

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I wanted to join the steering group because I like to be able to share my ideas for how to make the school an even better place. 

Sam, Year 6

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I wanted to be part of the steering group because I saw it as an opportunity to represent the school.