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Ramsgate Arts Primary School

Ramsgate Arts Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance
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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 build upon creativity through our innovative and inspira...   Read More

Aspiration . Challenge . Collaboration . Diversity . Engagement . Enquiry . Autonomy
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  • Our Open Days

    We will be holding Open Days for parents/carers who wish to view our school, for children starting in September 2020. The dates and times that are available to book an appointment are listed below. Please contact the school office to book an appointment on (01843) 582847. Dates Times 31st of October 9:30am, 10:45am and 1:15pm 7th of November 9:30am, 10:45am and 1:15pm 14th of Nov...

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  • 15/10/2019

    Thinking about training to teach?

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  • Snakes Alive – Mini Beasts Teach Us A Lesson! ​​​​​​​

    Exploring the differences and similarities between humans and other animals is a big exciting adventure for children as young as four and five years old. To help them on their voyage of discovery Reception classes at Ramsgate Arts Primary School had help from a whole range of creatures when Zoo Lab visited. With the help of a Zoo Ranger the children met a range of magnificent mini beasts including Snoopy, the American corn snake; Nelly, the...

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  • Viking Academy Trust Holiday Club - October Half Term!

    We are running a holiday club at Upton Junior School during the October half term, open to all students of Viking Academy Trust. 

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  • Music Award In Tune With RAPS

    The variety of choice of music learning for pupils at Ramsgate Arts Primary has been recognised with a national award. The UK Association for Music Education has presented the school with a ‘music mark’ recognition to honour its “commitment to providing high quality music education for all children and young people.” In a letter to Head of School Nick Budge, the Association’s chief executive officer Bridget Why...

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  • Magical Musical Tour

    Bach to the Future took children on a musical journey through time at Ramsgate Arts Primary. Kent Music’s professional musicians Colin, Graeme and Lori conducted a packed hall of pupils on a sonic trip from the days of Bach around 300 years ago to the present. They demonstrated the woodwind, string and brass sections of the orchestra and explained how instruments react to sound vibrations whether caused by blowing, plucking, strumming...

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  • Pop Up Theatre and Workshops Wows Pupils

    A pop up theatre experience from Edinburgh Festival performers Paines Plough has inspired children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Pupils from Years 5 and 6 visited the theatre group’s touring Roundabout project that visits communities across the UK every year after taking part in the festival ‘fringe’ events. They were enthralled at the production of Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency by Nathan Bryon inside the 1...

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  • Young Artists To Choose Public Art Partner

    Children at Ramsgate Arts Primary are choosing an artist they want to work with them in creating a piece of public art for the town. The next stage of the three-year Pioneering Places project with partner Turner Contemporary gallery, Margate, has seen pupils who worked on the programme last year gaining valuable creative experience now become Young Arts and Heritage Leaders. In this school year they are driving the project forward and are s...

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  • Caring for the Environment Never Stops

    Learning about the environment through art provides a diverse challenge for young children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School, Broadening the scope of this educational platform is already planned for the new school year from September, and pupils have just completed their summer term with an Ocean Challenge. Their brief was to create a sea creature using recyclable material such as paper card or materials found washed up on the beach. Head...

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  • RAPS Show That Shakespeare Rocked

    All the world’s a stage for young performers at Ramsgate Arts Primary who explored the world of William Shakespeare in their end of term musical. Shakespeare Rocks traces the Bard’s life via the discovery of a secret diary that starts in his study in Stratford in 1593 and transports the audience in seven acts through his great works. On the way the story spotlights his fame via cool street minstrels in Will’s Wonderful Wor...

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  • New Academic Year: Tuesday 3rd September

    We hope you've all had a wonderful summer break! Just to remind you that school reopens for Term 1 on Tuesday 3rd September at 8:15 am for Years 1 - 6. Monday 2nd September is an INSET day and closed to all pupils. We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday! Our new Reception pupils start on Monday 9th September (part-time).

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  • Keeping your children safe online this summer!

    Please see attached guidance for our Viking school parent & carers.

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  • In Focus – RAPS Film Makers

    Lights, camera, action – young film makers at Ramsgate Arts Primary School are fully focussed on their latest project. Working with Margate Films, the Year 6 pupils have been researching, writing, filming and editing their own short movies based around the theme ‘Diversity’. Operating in small groups for the week-long venture, pupils chose key personnel such as producer, director, camera and sound technicians, script edito...

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  • RAPS’ Good Sports Enjoy the Challenge

    It was game on for young competitors at the annual sports day at Ramsgate Arts Primary. Children from all age groups took part in a structured programme of events so that everyone took part in the same one throughout the morning. Traditional running races, egg and spoon, and water carrying, space hopper leaping, firing a water gun at balloons, and a bean bag balance were popular as were the fancy dress relay and football skills events. T...

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  • Fun in the Sun

    Sunshine smiles were everywhere as children enjoyed the Ramsgate Arts Primary Summer Festival. The school field and play area was turned into a haven of happiness as pupils, families and friends celebrated another successful year. There were plenty of attractions and stalls to keep youngsters entertained. These ranged from face painting and nail art to the craze of rock painting and specially designed tee shirt printing. Home-made tas...

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Contact Us

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

01843 582847