We learn and grow together




We learn and grow together




We learn and grow together




We learn and grow together




We learn and grow together



Welcome to Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery 

This is a happy, caring and vibrant school where children are nurtured and thrive as a result. Ofsted Inspection of a good school December 2019

Ofsted Report December 2019

At our school we aim to:

Provide a happy, secure, stimulating and attractive school environment for all our pupils, that supports their emotional wellbeing and academic development.
Through high quality teaching and learning, ensure each child develops academically to match their capability, to be resourceful and become an independent thinker.
Foster mutual respect between all staff, pupils and parents as the key to good pupil behaviour. We ensure firm yet fair discipline, provide good role models and offer plenty of praise to reinforce our aims.
Support parents/carers to enable them to maximise the opportunities for their children.
Develop a co-operative approach between teachers and governors and to use the talents of each individual fully to benefit the whole school.
Be an integral part of the local community with the staff, governors, parents and others working in partnership to maintain the friendly ethos of the school.
Provide a challenging, creative, well-organised curriculum which includes all children and develops their individual strengths and talents, enabling them to become life long learners.

All staff have completed safeguarding and e-learning training developed by the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ), in conjunction with the College of Policing which includes guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism, and how to refer them into the Channel process. For more information, see our  Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Headteacher : Nicky Brown

Chair of Governors : Kate Amos

School Year 2021-2022

Newsletter Term 5



Sponsored Swim

Jo and I have completed our Channel swim challenge! We would love to thank all of our families, friends and Vicky and her team at Future Interests for all your generous donations. Every single pound has kept us motivated to carry on swimming!

We will post photos of the new library when it is finished so you can see how your money has helped our children.


Covid guide see link below

Covid-19 related pupil absence Reference guide for parents / carers
Issued on: 12/01/2022

How to test your child for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK

Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP)


The consultation on the proposal to establish a joint 20 place Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP), for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), at Herne Bay Infant School & Nursery and Herne Bay Junior School has been paused until the current review of SRPs across the County, being undertaken by Kent County Council, has been completed. The review will be looking at the current model, alternative models and reviewing their contribution and impact on the countywide development of inclusion in mainstream schools.

It is expected that the review will report by the end of March 2022 and will inform future provision.

The drop-in session planned for the 27th January has therefore been cancelled. Any updates will be posted on this website.

Thank you for your interest.

Kent County Council, alongside Herne Bay Infant and Herne Bay Junior Schools are consulting parents, staff, governors and community about opening a Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP) on the school site for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Alongside representatives from KCC, we will also be hosting a Question and Answer session on Thursday 27th January in the Herne Bay Junior School New Hall 3:00- 5:00pm

Information about SRPs, how one will operate at our school, the consultation process and timeline can be found in the links below.

Consultation Letter

HBI & HBJSRP Response Form

Herne Bay Infant Herne Bay Junior EQIA




Update on Coronavirus

For more information about Coronavirus (COVID -19) and letters home  please click here



Contact us

01227 372245

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The school office team  

Steph Cobourn, Sally Spence and Sarah Jones

We are really excited to share with you ‘A Day In The Life Of Herne Bay Infant School’. Thank you to Aitchee Films