Iwade School is partially open in line with Government guidelines, Bobbing Village School is closed, with pupils attending Iwade.
Please view our ‘Covid-19’ response menu, above, for information regarding  Supporting your children at home

Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save lives

As stated by the Education Minister: “You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.  If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.”

Be aware of scam emails
We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’. We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2020 you can appeal between 16 April and 14 May 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2020For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

Please contact manager@bobbing.kent.sch.uk if you would like to appeal for a place for your child at Bobbing Village School

Please contact admin@iwade.kent.sch.uk if you would like to appeal for a place for your child at Iwade School

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Mrs Diane Browning
Executive Principal

Kent MAT Alliance Information

Welcome to Timu Academy Trust

We converted both Bobbing Village School and Iwade School into academies in June 2014 and formed the multi academy trust.

Timu means “team” in Swahili, a word which represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.

Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them.  We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.

We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others.  We use research as a springboard for change.

We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world.  We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their dreams.

Our aim is for all Timu children to become:

  • Successful lifelong learners
  • Happy, healthy and confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Resilient, ready to adapt and contribute in a changing world

For further information about the Trust, our schools policies or our curriculum, please contact the office manager

Hard copies of information on our website may be provided to parents on request


Contact Us

TIMU Academy Trust

Iwade School
School Lane
01795 472578


Timu Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 9022463 Registered office address: Iwade School, School Lane, Iwade, Sittingbourne ME9 8RS