Starting School at Sturry?

Everything you need to know...

Make sure you have read our Why Choose Sturry? page before you start!

If your child is going to be starting school with us, scroll through this page for lots of useful information for new parents.

Who we are


How we communicate

Weduc app

Throughout each term, the school will use email as its primary method of communication and will email parents about upcoming events, important information etc.

At the beginning of every Term, we will send out a Class Sway (class newsletter) and Key Dates to parents by email.

Parents can message the school, book and pay for clubs and trips, book parents evening appointments and view their child’s reports on the Arbor Parent Portal.

Parents can also visit the useful information page of the school website to view:

  • Weekly Highlights posts
  • All Class Sways
  • Key Dates
  • Gallery
  • Term Dates
  • School Uniform
  • Other useful links/information

Parents can also view a summary of what has been going on at the school on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Communication FAQ

School Uniform

School Meals

Chartwells Primaries

Wrap-around care

Our curriculum

Sturry's green screen room

Timings of the school day/term dates

Term dates

Parent Forum

parent consultation evening

The Stour Academy Trust recognises the value of parent forums as a means of having a sustained dialogue with a committed and informed group of parents on a range of issues that impact on their day to day life with the school which affect them and their children.

The school’s parent forum automatically includes every parent/carer with a child enrolled at the school.

Parent forums are a way for schools to encourage more parents to get involved in school life. They are informal groups, led by the Head Teacher and Parent Support Advisor where parents can be consulted, give their views and raise issues.  In doing so, work closely with the management team to support the improvement of the school.

Parent Support Advisor

parent consultation evening

We have an in-school PSA who can support parents both practically and emotionally with any issues they may have regarding their children and/or school.

Emotional Wellbeing Team

At Sturry we have support from a member of the Canterbury and Coastal Emotional Wellbeing Team who is from a team of four Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners, employed by our local NHS trust. Their role has a variety of aspects, and there are different ways they can offer support to the school. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Parent Intervention (1:1 or Group Sessions) for Child Anxiety or Child Behaviour
  • Parent Workshops
  • Staff Training
  • Signposting

Further information about the Emotional Wellbeing service for current parents can be found on the ‘Wellbeing’ tab on ‘The Hub’ on Weduc.

Emotional wellbeing Team