History of our School
Kings Hill School opened in 1997 as the very first school in Kings Hill with an initial intake of 89 pupils. The school has grown rapidly over the years and our roll is now 480. The school was built in response to the needs of Kings Hill; a new development of houses and offices on the original West Malling Airfield Site.
Our school is modern and spacious and is on a site of around five acres. It benefits from being designed as a school originally rather than a building with a previous purpose that has been adapted over time ensuring that it meets the needs of modern school life. The building is an unusual linear design culminating in a round hall at one end – reminiscent of a Kentish Oast House. This additional facility was made possible by a donation from the site developers.
The original building, Phase I, consisted of seven classrooms, hall, admin offices, kitchen and service areas. Phases II and III together have given us another seven classrooms and additional toilet facilities. It also included a community room and music and special educational needs rooms. This part of the project costing £65,000 was funded directly by Kings Hill School.
Phase IV was completed in September 2009, this gave us an additional hall, which doubles up for school performances, and as an extension to our main school hall. Phase IV also introduced an extension to our kitchen and servery area - which we had far outgrown.
The outside learning environment consists of:
- a hard play area, with markings and a seating area
- a basketball net
- a secure area for the Reception class and Year 1
- a wooden adventure playground
- picnic benches
- pondlife/environmental studies area
- a polytunnel with our home-grown vegetables
- a woodland walk
- an outdoor classroom
We are very lucky to have such fantastic facilities for our children and we ensure that the best use is made out of them.