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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 b...   Read More

Aspiration . Challenge . Collaboration . Diversity . Engagement . Enquiry . Autonomy
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  • Big Smiles and Lots of Fun for RAPS New Pupils

    Four year olds are already settling into life with a smile at Ramsgate Arts Primary School in Ramsgate. The new Reception group has already explored the specially-designed building, played with games and toys, enjoyed a range of activities in the outdoor play area including dressing up and met their new classmates. Although the beginning of term marked the official start of their journey at RAPS, this group has already met at a teddy bear...

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  • Wonderful Wonderland Debut

    The magical and mysterious world of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland captivated children and parents when Ramsgate Arts Primary pupils made their public bow on stage. The cast from Years 5,4 and 3 worked tirelessly with teacher John Williams, who directed the show, and with staff and the school’s partner theatre group Regency Performing Arts.  Their zany version of Alice The Musical (written for schools by Mike Smith and Ke...

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  • Everyone’s A Winner at RAPS Games

    The first sports day at Ramsgate Arts Primary, which opened last September, was a fun family event of races, activities and laughter. More than 150 pupils cheered on by families and friends took part in a busy programme tailored to suit all ages and abilities on the playing field and games area. As well as traditional running races, children aged four upwards took part in a carousel of activities that ensured everyone had the chance to repr...

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  • Fun and Fascinating STEM Projects

    The importance of science, technology, engineering and maths has been explored in challenging and fun workshops by children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Day-long sessions have been held with professionals from Cummins Power Generators who tailored learning activities to age groups. Pupils from Reception and Year 1 created towers from spaghetti and marshmallow, and also used male and female stencils to draw what they though a scientist o...

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  • Pupils’ Passionate Public Speaking Challenge

    For The Better Of The World, We Should Change…was the thought-provoking and challenging theme that children explored in the first annual Viking Academy Trust public speaking competition. The theme tested pupils at each of the Trust schools – Upton Junior, Chilton Primary and Ramsgate Arts Primary – who held a range of heats to select speakers who presented their arguments to their schools to select the top three from each...

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  • Salvador Dali Competition!

    Please see the letter from Mr Brown in the attached PDF below! 

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  • Let the Trust Games Begin

    Pupils are taking part in the first ever Viking Academy Trust summer games in Thanet all this week. The contest features children from each of the Trust schools – Upton Juniors in Broadstairs, Ramsgate Arts Primary, and Chilton Primary School at Pegwell – competing in mixed teams. It means the individual ‘house colours’ from each school are combining to face each other just for this sporting challenge. Each...

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  • Pop Art Pupils

    The iconic pop art of the legendary Andy Warhol has inspired children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. After researching the work of the American experimental visual artist, including his famous Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe diptych, pupils set to work making creations in his style. Colourful and imaginative work from the project that was carried out in the classroom and at home is now occupying pride of place in the school...

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  • New Outdoor Learning Centre is Awesome Say Pupils

    An outdoor learning centre is the latest addition to Ramsgate Arts Primary in its first year since opening its new school complex. Parents and children enjoyed a picnic lunch on the all-weather grass after an official ribbon-snipping ceremony by pupils heralded the multi-use facility officially ‘open’. Children then had the chance to test out the many and varied learning and play stations that will be used for a range of activit...

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  • The Chicks have hatched!

    The magic of life has been witnessed first hand by children at Ramsgate Arts Primary. A batch of chicken eggs have been observed over a period of days as part of the pupils’ topic Growth and Life Cycle. The eggs were delivered to school by the Incredible Eggs poultry-breeding team that has five regional, family-run branches throughout England. They say: “The little gang you hatch will be a pot luck mix of sizes, breeds, colours...

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  • Celebrating Diversity from Around the World

    Global traditions and beliefs ranging from Maori warriors to Chinese dragon art have been explored by children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Pupils worked in mixed age groups in teacher-led workshops to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity, initiated by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Here is a taster of their programme for the day. Texan line dancing - pupils learnt about the origin...

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  • RAPS Official Opening Ceremony

     RAPS Official Opening - Part 1     RAPS Official Opening - Part 2     RAPS Official Opening - Part 3      

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  • Thank you to the entire 'RAPS family' for your support across this week. We look forward to sharing our first Ofsted report with you very soon!


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  • Celebration Day as Dream Becomes Reality

    A day of music, art, dance and drama celebrated the official opening of the pioneering Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

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  • Dynamic Duo Inspire Young Artists

    The adventures of crime fighters Batman and Robin have been inspiring the creative talents of pupils at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. The superheroes lives in Gotham City have been put under the microscope by young artists who have been challenged to come up with their own artistic interpretation of the dynamic duo from comic books, television and film. Art leader Mike Brown said: “It really caught the imagination of the children...

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    Contact Us

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

    01843 582847