Local Amenities

Ightham Village has a number of amenities for the local residents.

Village Hall

Village Hall

Ightham Village Hall is situated on Sevenoaks Road at the edge of the village. The recently enlarged car park will hold forty cars.

Front Entrance and Main Hall

The front entrance is ramped for disabled access, the entrance hall includes ladies, gents and disabled toilets, plus a separate chair store. There is a stage at one end of the main hall area, the fully equipped kitchen with a double width serving hatch at the other.

The hall will hold 100 persons seated in rows, 120 for dancing, 60 seated at tables.

Please click here to see the current Village Hall Timetable.

Caretaker and Booking Person

Jenny Elliott - telephone number: 01732 780283

Please speak to Jenny Elliott for rental rates on the above telephone number or email ighthamvillagehall@gmail.com

Weekly classes
Monday - Badminton - 8-10pm, contact Nick Dennis - 01732 882078
Tuesday - Pilates - 9:15-10:15am, contact Bryony - 07973345321
Thursday - Karate - 7:30-8:30pm, contact Danny Shaw - 01732 780924
Friday - Coffee and More - 9-11am, contact Paula Price
Friday - 3:30-4:30pm - Junior dancing lessons (strictly dancing), contact Sally - 01892 458025
Saturday - Junior Karate 9:30-10:30am, contact Toby Price - 07855475656

Monthly meetings
2nd Tuesday - Womens Institute contact Beryl Elsdon- 01732 760641
3rd Tuesday - Darby and Joan Contact Gill Pitt - 01732 883731
4th Wednesday - Horticultural Society Contact Phil Barlass - 01732 883505

Ightham Primary School

Ightham Primary School

Ightham Primary School offers a stimulating learning environment that provides an adventure for the mind and a care for every individual and is very proud to have served the local community since 1850. Children achieve high academic standards and are taught and supported by an enthusiastic and caring staff team, Governing Body and Parent School Association.

The school has been situated on the present site since 1850, and as a one form entry, village primary is very proud to have the second largest woodland primary school setting in Kent. The school has strong community links with St Peter's Church, Village Associations, Clubs and is an Ightham Mote Partnership school.

Following the last inspection in November 2009, Ofsted judged the school's Early Year's provision to be 'Outstanding' and the School 'Good' overall. In their report Ofsted fully endorsed, 'the hard work of 'TEAM Ightham' which ensures the happiness of the children, their willingness to learn and their extremely good behaviour.'

Ightham Primary School provides a broad, creatively based curriculum which is designed around the core subjects of Maths, Literacy and ICT. The school has benefited from a great deal of investment in classrooms and outdoor facilities. A purpose built information and communication and technology suite, high ratio of computers, and Interactive whiteboards in each classroom, ensure that Information and communication technology forms an integral part of children's learning. The Early Years classroom and outdoor learning areas are well equipped and expertly staffed to provide for the needs of 4 and 5 year old children starting school. Children in Key stages 1& 2 also benefit from using the variety of outdoor facilities which help to promote quality learning experiences, wellbeing and self esteem.

The school has established links with local nursery and childcare providers. Enquires about the admission process for 4 and 5 year olds or availability of places in other year groups, may be made by contacting the School Admissions Officer, telephone number 01732 882405 or by emailing admin@ightham.kent.sch.uk. Further information may also be obtained from the school website : www.ightham.kent.sch.uk.

Skips Pre-School

Skips Day Nursery

Providing a range of exciting and stimulating learning experiences by offering a fun and varied curriculum for children aged 22 months and above.

This includes Forest School activities. musical creativity during 'Pipsqueaks' sessions, body control and expression through 'Tatty Bumpkin' yoga and cookery workshops. Our resident guinea pigs enjoy being cared for by the children and promote a caring environment where we respect all living things.

Our staff team is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and positive Early Years experience for all childen which supports the Early Years Foundation stage.

See the SKIPS website at www.skips-educare.co.uk

Please contact SKIPS on on (01732) 882869 / 07860 271564 or 0771 281 6019