Welcome to the website of Kents Hill Infant Academy. I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of this caring school, where our brilliant children are at the heart of everything we do.
Since January 2019 Kents Hill Infant Academy has been part of South Essex Academy Trust.  We are one of five schools where the values of collaboration, perseverance, challenge and innovation underpin the way we work.  
I have been in post since the end of February 2019 and am privileged to be the substantive Headteacher. At Kents Hill Infants Academy we have a nurturing and dedicated staff who are well supported by our parent body. Working in partnership with parents is important to us. 
The teachers and leaders of the school endeavour to ensure that children are engaged and enthused in their learning as well as providing the best possible education. Children are empowered to lead their learning and every child is encouraged to challenge themselves in their next steps. 
Our school curriculum follows the ‘Significant Learning Model’ of Dee Fink. This enables us to match the teaching of academic skills with lifelong learning which we believe is essential to ensuring the very best future for our children and to prepare them for the modern world. Equally, in the Early Years we use a balance of ‘in the moment planning’ model based on the work of Anna Ephgrave and adult led tasks. This ensures that we meet the needs of all of our pupils. 
If you have any questions about our school or would like to request a school tour, please do not hesitate to contact the school office, where our friendly team will be happy to help. 
We look forward to meeting both you and your child.
Mrs Gemma Thurston