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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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  • Children Welcome Fluffy Ducklings Into The World

    Reception class children have new feathered playmates at Ramsgate Arts Primary School - a group of fluffy ducklings. The young children have been fascinated and excited about watching the life cycle from eggs in an incubator in the classroom, to their birth, from first tentative waddles to swimming around and making themselves heard. The eggs started to hatch a day after they were delivered and within a day five little ducklings had appeare...

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  • Children Lead The Way In Town Art Project ​​​​​​​

    Basic skills in construction, pottery and design are helping Ramsgate Arts Primary School pupils create a special piece of artwork for their town. The latest in a series of workshops with partner Turner Contemporary at Margate saw the children discuss and create a range of ideas they would like to see in their home town including a new library and a hotel for homeless people complete with tiered bunk beds and a central food store. They also...

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  • Visit to Ramsgate Tunnels

    Life in wartime Ramsgate has been experienced by children from Ramsgate Arts Primary School. The Year 6 pupils heard how lives of children and families were changed forever when World War 2 broke out 80 years ago. And when the bombing raids headed across the English Channel to the English coast Ramsgate was one of the towns in the front line of the attack. Tunnels dug into the chalk under the town became a safe haven for residents who sp...

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  • Robots, Bridges and Eggs Engineering Challenge for Girls

    Girls at Ramsgate Arts Primary are being encouraged to explore and develop their engineering skills. An after school club run by professionals from Cummins Power Generators has caught the imagination of girls from Years 3 to 6 who are keen to do more in the subject at a time when there are only around 10 per cent of women working as engineers in the UK. The girls were set a series of tasks to work out using their own current skills plus adv...

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  • Spotlight on RAPS Super Showcase

    There’s plenty of talent on tap at Ramsgate Arts Primary. A variety extravaganza showcased the depth of the pupils’ performance x-factor as their RAPS Got Talent production put them under the spotlight. Performers from all year groups had been selected into the final line up that then took their acts onto the main school stage in front of an eager audience of children, staff and a judging panel. The variety on the bill was im...

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  • Rockin Out At RAPS

    It may not have been the 02 Arena in London or Madison Square Gardens in New York but for Ramsgate Arts Primary young rockers it was the show of their lives. Children from as young as four years old were among six bands who played live in their debut gig to friends and parents in the packed school. Pupils from Reception Class to Year 6 have only been learning their instruments – drums, keyboards, and guitars plus vocals – for th...

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  • The Gentle Touch Means So Much

    Children are helping to soothe each other with basic massage techniques at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. The serene sessions have become a favourite with pupils in Reception and Year 1 who have learned a number of basic ‘gentle touch’ elements. Under guidance from staff, they apply their hands-on system to one another at varying times of day, notably after break and after lunch. Seated and against a back drop of tranquil ambi...

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  • Important Stage in School Development

    A new multi-purpose stage has been added to the main hall at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. The modular system was bought following fund raising by the RAPS Parent Council. Members held a variety of events to generate the £4,500 needed for the large stage, including a raffle, quiz night, fair and comedy show. The stage is latest piece in the ongoing development project at the specialist art centre that was opened to pupils on its ne...

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  • RAPS Urges Parents to Keep Children Safe Online

    Ramsgate Arts Primary School is urging parents not to let their young children have access to social media. As part of the school’s ongoing e-safety campaign, Head of School Nick Budge has written to families appealing to them to support the school’s stance on unrestricted use and to make sure that children do not go online to any site that is not age appropriate. It follows a survey among Year 6 pupils about their social media...

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  • Hola to Mexican Learning

    Exploring the tasty food of Mexico was on the menu for children from Ramsgate Arts Primary. The treat for Year 5 pupils saw them say ‘Hola’ to the team at Chiquito’s Mexican diner at Westwood Cross retail park as part of their topic exploring the culture and heritage of the country. As soon as they arrived the pupils were encouraged to join in the fun spirit of their visit by wearing colourful sombrero hats. Next, they...

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  • Inspirational Literacy Festival

    Children have explored and enhanced their love of the spoken and written word in the second annual Literary Festival at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. A packed week of activities and learning has seen pupils of all ages engage with a range of workshop sessions hosted by visiting authors as well as creating their own stories and poems. One of the most popular features of the festival was reading books by torchlight in the darkened main hall...

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

01843 582847