The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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FAQs for Parents


You can claim your free milk entitlement or your child or pay to have milk available for your child (if over 5) by registering with CoolMilk:

Are school meals available?

Yes, school meals are available through our provider, Principals Catering who offer a choice of a hot meal or school dinner packed lunch. Meals cost £2.25 a day. Further information can be found on our website here.

Does my child need a school uniform?

All Children at Milstead and Frinsted School are required to wear uniform which can be purchased from our supplier or Forster’s School Leisure Ltd, East Street, Sittingbourne.

Children are encouraged to look smart and tidy. Further information can be found on our website here.

How do I enrol my child at the school?

For information about enrolling your child at Milstead and Frinsted C of E Primary School, please visit our website page here. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to vie the school by telephoning the School Office.

What do I do if my child is sick?

Parents should inform the school by telephone on the first morning of an absence by 10am and provide a reason for the pupil's absence. The school will contact the pupil's family and thereafter other emergency contacts if no explanation is given to confirm the reason for the child’s absence. A letter is required on the child’s return to school confirming the reason for their absence.

What time does the school day start and end?

In the mornings we have a drop-off service, where you can either drop your child off at the end of the lane,  or in the playground with a member of staff, from 8:30am. The first bell is rung at 08:40am and any children who have arrived at school go into class to settle into the day with early morning work.  Children continue to arrive at school and go straight into class until the second bell is rung and school day officially begins at 8.50am.  The morning session finishes at 12.15 for lunch.

 The afternoon starts at 1.15pm and ends at 3.00pm for the infants and 3.15pm for the juniors.  The children have a 15 minute morning break. We encourage children to be punctual, so that we can maximise opportunities to learn.


Where is Milstead and Frinsted C of E Primary School located?

Milstead and Frinsted C of E Primary School,

School Lane, Milstead, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0SJ

Telephone: 01795 830 241


Will my child get homework?

We strongly believe in the value of parents supporting children’s learning and encourage you to help your child with their homework. The amount and type of homework your child will receive will vary depending on what they are studying and which year group they are in.

However we also value the extra activities that children become involved with outside school, we do not therefore over burden children with unnecessary homework.

Initially homework tends to be reading and spellings moving through times tables and finding things out to more formal tasks as your child progresses through the school. Teachers will send homework timetables home at the beginning of each term letting you know what to expect.