The Journey of 'Ramsgate Arts' Primary School...
Ramsgate Arts Primary School is a brand new primary 'Free' school serving the families of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate. We provide an inspirational and innovative arts primary curriculum, offering parents the chance to elect a unique educational experience for their child. Ramsgate Arts Primary School (RAPS) is part of the Viking Academy Trust. RAPS works as part of a family of three primary schools alongside Chilton Primary School and Upton Junior School. The Viking Academy Trust is a community of schools with a shared purpose of empowering children through education - 'One Childhood One Chance'. Click here to find out more about the Viking Academy Trust.
Ramsgate Arts Primary School opened its doors (albeit in temporary accommodation) to children in September 2015 - however it wasn't until September 2017 that we were able to take up residence in our brand new, primary school building.
Architects worked alongside the school's Leadership Team to design a bespoke 'Arts' school with state of the art facilities; allowing our children to thrive in the immersion of dance, drama, music and visual arts in a modern, spacious, fit for purpose Arts school. Click here to read more about the creation of our Arts Primary School.
Ramsgate Arts Primary School is a 'Free School' - What does this mean?
Free Schools are non profit-making, independent, state-funded schools which are set up by a wide range of proposers (including charities, universities, businesses, educational groups, visionary teachers or committed parents or anyone who wants to make a difference to the educational landscape). Legally, a free school is also an academy, which means the funding comes directly from central government, rather than through the local authority. Free Schools are also governed by charity law.
For additional information about Free Schools, visit the BBC website which explains this in more detail http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-13266290
Ramsgate Arts Primary School is a member of the Viking Academy Trust. Click here for contact details of the Trust.