General Data Protection Regulations

GDPR  regulations came into force on 25th May 2018 and applies in all EU member states. This affects how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.

As part of this we have issued new consent forms. These are about the images we take of your children and replace previous photo permissions that you have previously signed.  These forms will be valid from the time your child joins us until they leave, so you will only have to complete it once.

‘Privacy Notices’ are for your information, these detail what we do with the data we hold on the children and who the data are made available to. These are on our website for you to read/print if you wish.

Should you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact our School Business Manager, who will do his best to answer your queries or follow the link for more information GDPR overview.

For more information on GDPR from the Information Commissioners Office ICO

Data Protection Policy, Photo Consent Form can be found on our Policies page
GDPR general within School Data page
Children and the CINLac within Safeguarding page

Oyster Bay Nursery Forms & Policies

Adverse Weather Information

Severe Snow/Ice Plan for Parents & Carers
Every winter brings the possibility of snow and ice. Extreme bad weather can cause widespread and prolonged disruption. Schools are often affected and it can be difficult to maintain an education service. As a fundamental principle every effort must be made to keepwinter schools open, even if only limited numbers of pupils can attend. However, schools may close due to ‘unavoidable’ circumstances. Those circumstances being that it is no longer safe for staff or pupils to be onsite.

We recognise that it is important our school remains open so parents & carers are able to work and pupils can continue to learn. Joy Lane Primary School will make every effort to prepare for severe snow/ice this winter by gritting pathways and clearing access points.

How will we let you know if the school is closed?

If we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, Ms Hines may have to take the decision to close the School. Once this decision has been made we will notify parents via an SMS text and email message.

What can you do to help?

  • Visit the School website (Announcements) for the latest information
  • KM FM School Closure Announcements
  • Please visit www.kent.gov.uk/winter for more information about gritting routes and travel issues around Kent so you can plan your journey.
  • Please approach the School from the main entrance.
  • Don’t forget suitable warm clothing – gloves, hats, scarves, wellies etc. or even a change of clothing.
  • If you are a working parent or feel you may have a problem with a sudden earlier pick up, please could you put a back‐up plan in place with another family member or parent and inform the school. This will allow staff to leave earlier for their safety if weather dictates.


All our Pupils and Staff are talented at Joy Lane Primary School and every so often they represent the School in so many different ways. Please also look at our Term Times and Enrichment Maps pages.

2017 - 2018 Football

Please find below the final results tables, based on all the results received – some results are missing from the Girls’ League and also there were several games conceded which have been highlighted in yellow. Mr B Good
Results 2017 - 2018 2017 - 2018

Here are just a selection for 2017 -2018

Latest Football Scores...

4th October       JLPS  2    Reculver A   0
10th October     JLPS   1   Herne Jnrs   2
1st November    JLPS   2   Hampton     3
15th November  JLPS   5   Briary           0

Patrick Leeson's Letter of Congratulations

October 16th 2017, three teams travelled with Mr Good and Mrs Luckhurst to represent Joy Lane at this year’s district tournament held at The University of Kent.2

Our Girls Team and Boys B Team played with great enthusiasm and effort. For most, it was their first visit to such a tournament in School colours and whilst they did not progress to the latter stages they were a credit to our school.

Our Boys A Team, side having won their group, cruised through quarter-final and semi-final before losing a close final 0-2 to Swalecliffe A Team.

Group Matches

JLPS 1-0 Bridge Juniors
JLPS 5-0 St Christophers School
JLPS 4-1 Blean Primary School B Team
JLPS 1-1  Reculver Church of England Primary School
Quarter-Final   JLPS 1-0 Swalecliffe Community Primary School B Team
Semi-Final    JLPS 0-0 Hampton Primary School (JLPS won 6-5 on penalties)
Final  JLPS 0-2  Swalecliffe Community Primary School  A Team

Noteable performances by all players giving 100% throughout


Here are just a selection for 2016 -2017

Red Nose Day 2017Red Nose Day 2017
Thank you, Joy Lane Primary School raised an amazing £932.87.

To view the video Click Here

Netball Tournament
On Wednesday 24th May, Year 6 and Year 5 pupils took part in a High 5 Netball tournament at the University of Kent at Canterbury. The event was well patronised with eighteen teams, representing fifteen primary schools.
Despite being in a challenging group, Joy Lane B team had a successful tournament. They won two of their four games, narrowly missing out on a place in the knock-out stage.
Joy Lane A team stormed through their group stage without conceding a game. Confident performances and a great display of netball skill and teamwork took them through the quarter- and semi-finals to face Hampton school in the Final. The Final proved to be a very fast and tight-fought match as well as being extremely tense for the spectators! Despite leading in the first half, the score was 2-3 to Hampton at the final whistle.
Well done to all the Joy Lane children who participated and congratulations on finishing Runners Up. A particular thank you to Jacob Webb who stood in at the final moment.​
Mrs Heald and Miss Robinson

2017 Green Travel Mark - Platinum Level - for Joy Lane Primary School
This prestigious award has been earned during the 2016/2017 academic year as a result of participation in the KM Walk to School scheme.
The KM Charity Team and the Council thank pupils, parents and staff for helping to reduce school-run journeys, pollution and road congestion and for encouraging healthy lifestyles for your pupils.

Brilliant Britain Gallery
As Term 3 drew to a close Year 2 decided to showcase their fabulous learning by opening their very own gallery. The gallery featured   portraits of Queen Elizabeth herself, sculpted clay corgis, reports about the Queen and writing based around the    story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen. The hall was dressed for the occasion with British bunting and an abundance of the children’s marvellous creations. Children were ready to act as tour guides for their Parents and Carers and Ms. Hines was   escorted around the hall by children eager to show case the work they were so   clearly proud of! Well done Year 2!

Enterprise Week
The last week of Term 3 saw Joy Lane transform its school halls into market places full of passion, enthusiasm and      creativity. The children worked hard throughout the week  researching, advertising and developing their own business ideas. They managed to turn their small start-up loan into heaps of profit to spend on enriching resources for their class (with the help of a little spending money for the market from Parents and Carers!). The week was rounded off by a celebratory assembly in which it was revealed that the children’s hard work had culminated into a phenomenal profit of £1125.69. Mr Ashley-Jones praised the children on their dedication and team work.

Whitstable and Herne Bay Lionshivis
Mrs Ward President of the Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions presented JLPS with HiiVis jackets for 120 children.

Gillingham FC
jlps1On Tuesday the 21st of February, 6 children took part in a half-time shoot out against another school at the home ground of Gillingham FC. Either side of half-time, the six lucky children got to watch Gillingham against AFC Wimbledon which was a great opportunity. During the half-time break, the children walked onto the pitch and took 6 penalties at the Rainham End which they all loved and I'm sure they will never forget.

Joy Lane Young Voices at the O2
WOW! Listen to the superstars of Joy Lane's choir performing at the world famous O2 on the 19th January 2017. Here is a selection of our favourite songs, performed with a record breaking choir of around 7,500 children! We're impressed!
Click Here to view the video

Children in Need

Wow! On Friday the 18th November we raised £508.94 - Thank you.

Remembrance Day

On the 11th November 2016 Pupils, Staff and Governors marked Remembrance Day with an assembly and 2 minutes silence. Please Click Here to see the assembly PowerPoint (PDF version).LR
The Bugle was played by Mrs Rawlings.
We raised £224.59 - Thank you.

We are delighted to announce the Mrs Rawlings has recently received a promotion in the Territorial Amy. She is now Sergeant Rawlings of The Band of the 3rd Battalion, The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Joy Lane Primary School children raised £310.86 and were presented with their certificate.



Click here for Results Table 2016 Football Leagues

Joy Lane Primary School Football Team A Results

28th September 2016   Hampton A vs  JLPS A 0 - 4
5th October 2016         JLPS A v Herne A 3 - 0
12th October 2016       Herne Bay Jnrs A vs JLPS A 0 - 3
18th October 2016       JLPS vs St Marys A 1 -2
16th November 2016   Briary A vs JLPS A 0 - 7
29th November 2016   JLPS A vs Whitstable Juniors A 4 - 2
30th November 2016   JLPS A vs Swalcliffe A 1 - 4
7th December 2016     JLPS A vs Reculver A 5 - 4

Year 4 Friendly 
14th November 2016 JLPS A vs Herne Bay Jnrs A 2 - 2 

Joy Lane Primary School Football Team B Results
5th October 2016 JLPS B vs Herne Juniors B 1- 3
17th October 2016 Hampton B vs JLPS B 1- 5
19th October 2016 Swalecliffe B vs JLPS B 2 - 1

In November, Joy Lane Primary School took two teams to Herne Bay & East Kent Coastal Basketball Festival and reached the Quarter Finals. A great achievement considering both teams had been playing for 4 weeks.
JLPS Team A played extremely well but lost against Davington B, St Marys, Whitstable Endowed and Hernehill.
JLPS B v Boughton         10 – 0
JLPS B vs Herne Juniors  11 – 6
JLPS B vs Luddenham     3 – 2
Quarter Finals
JLPS A vs Davington B    3 – 13

Here are just a selection for 2015 -2016

Year 5 English Heritage

On Monday 25th April 2016, Year 5 were fortunate enough to take part in an educational workshop at Dover Castle that was filmed for an English Heritage promotional video.

As well as learning more about castles and history, the children gained a behind-the-scenes look at how programmes are filmed. A professional cameraman and director led them through each scene, and they soon became experts at not looking at the camera and delivering clear lines.

Another great achievement for Joy Lane children and staff!

Click here to watch the video in full. or Visit English Heritage website

Staff Training

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a big part at Joy Lane for all Staff. Please CLICK HERE to see part of the continued CPD on Science for Staff in May 2016.

Joy Lane Stars Vattenfall

Children form Joy Lane too part in the Vattenfall Kentish Flats Extension inauguration ceremony in Whitstable recently and were subsequently interviewed about their experiences in the COASTAL EXPLORER PROJECT.

The Green Travel Mark Awards 2016 Winners Platinum + Award

green travel award photoKM Walk to School operates green travel initiatives for schools including parent-led walking buses, Walk on Wednesday (WOW) / Super WOW, Active Bug and Green Footsteps. The campaign are supported by Specsavers, Golding Homes, Eurostar, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Countrystle Recycling, Orbit South, Mini Babybel, Kent County Council, Medway Council and Bexley Council.

For more information please Click Here

Mrs King accepting the Platinum Award for Joy Lane Primary School 

KM Perfect Packed competition 2016

After another successful round of entries from Year 5, Naomi Rafferty was selected as a finalist at the KM Perfect Packed Lunch competition. Naomi was invited to the Turner Contemporary for a gathering of the 16 finalists selected from schools across Kent. Her design of a perfect packed lunch for the queen, including treats for the corgis and caviar for the queen was selected due to its' topical theme. The judges were also very impressed by the poem that Naomi chose to write to accompany her packed lunch design.

Congratulations to Naomi for her amazing entry and becoming the second child (Dominic Bull won last year)  at Joy Lane to be awarded a finalist position in the competition! Can we make the finals for a third year in a row? Watch this space!

Online Safety for Children

Hints & Tips

Personal Informationpersonal
Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information without your parent/carers’ permission when you are chatting or posting online. This means you should not share your name, home address, school, phone number, or password. Remember, just because someone asks for information about you does not mean you have to tell them anything about yourself!

Screen Name
When creating your screen name or nickname, do not include personal information like your last name or date of birth.

Please do not share your password with anyone but your parents. When you use a public computer make sure you logout of the accounts you have accessed before leaving the terminal.

Please do not post photos or videos online without getting your parent/carers permission.

Online Friends
Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Do not agree to meet an online friend unless you have your parent/carers permission and even then only when they can be present. Unfortunately, sometimes people pretend to be people they are not; online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time. Remember that not everything you read online is true.

Pop-Up & Online Advertsvirus
Please do not buy anything online without talking to your parent/carer first. Some adverts may try to trick you by offering free things or telling you that you have won something as a way of collecting your personal information or they may contain viruses!

Talk to your parent/carer before you open an email attachment or download software. Accepting emails, attachments, IM messages, links, opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages! Never open an attachment from someone you do not know.

Please do not send or respond to mean or insulting messages. If something happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to your parent/carer, teacher at school or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you, or someone you know, is being bullied online.

Social Networking
Many social networking websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat and MySpace) and blog hosting websites clickhave minimum age requirements to sign up. For example; the minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, and Snapchat is 13. For Vine, Tinder and Yik Yak it's 17. YouTube requires account holders to be 18, but a 13-year-old can sign up with a parent/carer's permission. These requirements are there to protect you! If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.

Talk to your teacher or parent/carer about safe and accurate websites for research. If you use online information in a school project make sure you explain where you got the information. Always check information by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows.

Useful Websites


Smartie the Penguin

Hectors World 1
Hector's World 

Stay Safe Header3 

BBC Stay Safe

 kidsmart website




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