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Ramsgate Arts Primary School

Ramsgate Arts Primary School

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At The Heart of Arts for Your Child

We welcome you and your child to Ramsgate Arts Primary School. 'RAPS' is a new, two-form entry primary school with a focus on the 'Arts' (music, dance, drama and dance). We are located in a bright, modern, spacious building which encompasses state of the art technology and designated spaces (such as our dance studio, music room, art studio and gallery) which facilitate our Arts Curriculum.   

What Makes Us Distinctive? At RAPS, we endeavour to nurture, encourage and b...   Read More

Aspiration . Challenge . Collaboration . Diversity . Engagement . Enquiry . Autonomy
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  • Snow or Severe Weather

    If snow or severe weather does descend upon us, please be assured that Ramsgate Arts will remain open during all weathers as long as the heating continues to work!  In the unlikely event that we do have to close the school, we will communicate this on this website, on our social media feeds and via the KCC School Closure website. Please find the links below… Facebook: Twitter: @R...

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  • From Idea to Showtime in Six Hours

    Children at Ramsgate Arts Primary have created a mini musical that spotlights the creation of their school. Working with the arts curriculum support team, from Years 3 to 6 took up the challenge to create a ‘play in a day’ – and their own story was the one that inspired them the most. In workshop sessions they decided on a storyline and dialogue, worked out dance moves and stage positions, and decided what music would be m...

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  • Safer Internet Day 2019

    Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of techn...

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  • Charity Boost from RAPS Numbers Day and Cake Sale

    Can you crack a code, create a graph showing world pollution levels, make 3D shapes, and explore the history of Egyptian numbers? These were just a few activities in a packed programme of Maths sessions enjoyed by pupils at Ramsgate Arts Primary School who took part in their first national NSPCC Number Day. A structured programme of learning ran across all year groups all day, co-ordinated by RAPS Maths Wizard Hayden Stevens, resplendent in...

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  • Pupils Show Top Literacy Skills ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    VAT’s the way to do it – children from Thanet’s Viking Academy Trust schools joined forces in a quiz that tested many different aspects of literacy. Pupils from years 3 to 6 from each of the Trust schools - Upton Juniors, Chilton Primary, and Ramsgate Arts Primary – united in six three-strong teams to face a series of questions. They were selected for the first VAT ‘Literacy Quiz’ showdown in front of par...

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  • National Gallery Inspires RAPS Artists

    Creative youngsters at Ramsgate Arts Primary are taking part in a project in partnership with the National Gallery. They are using the gallery’s painting Men of the Docks by George Bellows, 1912, for inspiration for a range of artwork. The result is the Take One Picture exhibition, where pupils have responded creatively to the painting’s themes, subject matter, historical context and composition. The pupils’ work and ex...

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  • Creative Children’s Crafty Christmas

    Parents and family went back to class for a craft session guided by their creative children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Around 60 excited pupils in the two Reception classes were keen to show off their crafting skills, get messy and have fun whilst background Christmas music added to the festive fun. There were lots of different activities to explore including printing, card making, creating calendars, hanging decorations and much more...

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  • RAPS Performers Wow Them With Super Scrooge

    The cautionary tale of kindness and sharing was brought to life when Scrooge was staged by children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. The classic Charles Dickens Christmas story of cold-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge was the first festive show performed in the new school hall which opened this spring. It was performed by Year 4 pupils with song and dance routines by Years 3, 5 and 6 to an audience of family and friends who packed the hall wi...

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  • Exploring the World of Digital Art

    Creative youngsters are using digital art to create a stunning array of computer-generated creations. Acclaimed digital art team Genetic Moo are working with children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School and are guiding them on an adventure of discovery through learning basic computer skills. A series of workshops over three days has resulted in a range of graphics as pupils create and populate their own world for a digital installation that wil...

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  • Countdown to Christmas

    They are counting down the days until Christmas at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Classrooms are being decorated in a range of glittery and colourful decorations, and the school has two large festive trees to welcome Santa – one in the main hall and one in the reception area. Pupils have created their own decorations and these are hung on the trees for all to see, with their names on them. Nestling on a table next to one of the trees i...

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  • RAPS Joins National Art Project

    Pupils at Ramsgate Arts Primary love their school so much they have decided to rebuild it – in miniature. The cardboard and Perspex creation made by Year 3 children is part of the Pioneering Places East Kent project and the nationwide Great Place scheme. At the launch of the three-year venture 30 children from RAPS joined with others at Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, and they worked alongside  the Turner Contemporary Nav...

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  • Lessons are Magic at RAPS

    It’s magic! That’s the enthusiastic response from four and five year olds at Ramsgate Arts Primary School after a special performance left them spellbound. Magician Magic Al had his young audience rubbing their eyes with disbelief as super magic trick followed super magic trick. It was the special launch event for a new topic for Reception classes called A Magical Winter, where pupils begin to explore the world of magic...

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  • RAPS Remembrance - Battlefield Memoirs

    Children have written their own heart-felt thoughts and fears in the guise of a World War 1 soldier on the battlefield. At Ramsgate Arts Primary School each pupil from Years 1 to 6 created their own creative writing journal, imagining what it was like to be on the frontline in the trenches as bullets and bombs crashed around them almost every hour of every day. Their entries are sad, reflective, hopeful, determined, accepting and emotional...

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  • RAPS Ready to Rock

    We will rock you with guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals – Ramsgate Arts Primary pupils are raring to rock. They will be taking part in a series of high energy music workshops with professionals from the Rocksteady education team. The group’s tutor Matt Palmer cranked up the volume with a powerful assembly at RAPS to engage pupils who were soon clapping and singing along. In his dynamic demonstration he highlighted the vari...

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  • New Head Pupils Vow to Help Make a Difference

    The newly-elected team of head pupils and their deputies are already hard at work in and around Ramsgate Arts Primary School in Ramsgate. Head boy and girl Oli and Faye and their deputies Ruby and Jacob are relishing their responsibilities and looking forward to a busy year. The Year 6 team were voted into their special roles by pupils and staff after a busy Democracy Week at RAPS. A special assembly by Tatton Spiller from Simple Politic...

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    Ramsgate Arts Primary School 
    140-144 Newington Road
    CT12 6PT

    01843 582847