Mrs T Daters 

Shipbourne School
Stumble Hill
TN11 9PB
Tel: 01732 810344
Fax: 01732 811355


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Our Unique School – Nurturing Life-Long Learners

Shipbourne School is situated in the beautiful countryside of Kent, nestling at the bottom of Stumble Hill in Shipbourne village.  It is a small school which has served the community since 1852.

We have the capacity for approximately 60 pupils. Our children come from the immediate vicinity and further afield from villages, such as Hadlow and Plaxtol, as well as Tonbridge.

The school is currently organised into three classes – Tinley (Reception/Year1), Hampton (Year 2/3)and Fairlawne (Year 4/5/6).  Our unique setting and school structure allow for focused teaching to meet the ability and personality of the child; staff get to know the pupils quickly and tailor their lessons to facilitate effective learning for all. We take great pride in our nurturing environment and everyone is treated as part of a family:  all lives are enriched through sharing and collaborating as we prepare the children for an exciting future in which they can be both independent and aware of the feelings and needs of others.   

The school has a very active PTA which supports the school in a range of ways to raise money to help  us meet the changing demands of life in the 21st Century, whilst still retaining the intimate nature of our small school.


Terri Daters (Mrs)
Head of School

Part of the Bourne Partnership

Should you have any safeguarding concerns, please emai

If you have any urgent concerns with regard to safeguarding and you are unable to make contact by email, please call KCC below:

During the day and in office hours

Concerned about an adult?

Call 03000 41 61 61 (text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61) or email

Concerned about a child?

Call 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11) or email

Out of hours and in an emergency

If you need to contact us outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.




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