The Arnold family were seated at Meopham Court, lately represented by Major Ralph Arnold, son of the eight-times Mayor of Gravesend and County Alderman George Matthew Arnold JP DL FSA and whose relations include the solicitor, George Arnold, of Milton Hall, Kent, Sir Arthur Arnold and Sir Edwin Arnold.
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It has been another successful year for Sixth Form students at Meopham School. Headteacher, Suzanne Dickinson, said, “We are thrilled that our Sixth Form students have, once again, achieved a stunning set of examination results.” Director of Sixth Form, Manj Nijjer, added, “We are delighted with the performance of the students and the hard work that they have put in over the course of their studies. The results are a testament to the efforts by students and staff alike.”
There are three state schools in the village: the secondary Meopham School has developed as a specialist sports academy, and this is where Meopham Library is situated too; there are two primary schools: Meopham Community Academy (formerly Meopham Community Primary School) and Culverstone Green Primary School. Gravesend Grammar School is within the borough, and nearby are fee-paying schools, such as Cobham Hall, and King's School, Rochester.
1. You will be reassured that your child has access to a healthy lunchtime meal. 2. You will know that the school is in receipt of additional funding to support interventions targeted to raise your child’s achievement and aspirations.
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LibreOffice is a powerful free office suite that can be used to open, edit and save documents that are used in school.
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The other two main settlements in the parish are Nurstead (until 1935 a separate civil parish), where Nurstead Court is located next to the parish church, with former estate workers' cottages nearby; and Camer, once home to the family of Smith-Masters, with a few cottages near Camer Park.
Meopham Green is by far the largest remaining village green in the parish. The main road passes to the west; around the other two sides are buildings, many of which are of 18th- and 19th-century origin. Here are two public houses: the King's Arms; and the The Cricketers' Inn, previously The Long Hop. Just to the north of the Green is Meopham Vineyard.
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The Kent+16 Travel Card for 2016/2017 is £400.00 per year. Letters have been posted home to all Parent/Carers and applications must be received by no later than Friday 15 July 2016.
Hook Green is the most northerly of the settlements. Originally called Hoo Green, it lies around a small triangular village green to the west of the main road. There are again many listed buildings in the area, including the Weavers Cottage. More modern developments are situated near to Meopham Railway Station to the north, as is The Railway Tavern. There is also an Italian restaurant, Bartellas, formerly the Fox & Hounds public house.
Meopham Green is home to a cricket pitch, where the sport has been played every summer since at least 1776, and which is one of Kent's idyllic settings for the game; the former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, is a patron of Meopham Cricket Club where he stood on a soapbox during the 1992 general election campaign. Meopham Windmill is nearby.
The Judson's Pavilion Committee meeting will be held at the Windmill, starting at 11am. Parishioners are welcome to attend.
We need volunteers from the community to help with a Parish Plan for Meopham
The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.
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The Kent Young Person’s Travel Card (Kent YPTP) for 2016/2017 has gone up to £270:00 per year. Applications for the pass start from Monday 6 June 2016 and applications must be received by no later than Friday 15 July 2016.
From the north along the main A227, the four settlements are Hook Green; The Street (Dodmore); Meopham Green; and Culverstone. The first three contain conservation areas. There were originally seven village greens in the parish; only three remain today.
The Planning and Projects Committee Meeting will be held at the Windmill, starting at 2.00pm. Parishioners are welcome to attend. The time has been amended from the original published date due to the Local Plan meeting being held at Gravesham Borough Council at 7.30pm in the main council chamber at Gravesham. This is an open meeting and parishioners are also welcome to attend this.
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Historically, the parish of Meopham was in the Hundred of Toltingtrough.
The village lies on the dip slope of the North Downs, 480 feet (150 m) above sea level in Kent.
The windmill was built by James Killick, a millwright from Strood, in 1801. After his death in 1823, it passed to his wife Sukey, then to his son James, and after to his grandson Thomas who died in 1891. The Killicks lived in Strood where the family also owned mills and were reputed to walk the eight miles to Meopham each day. The mill worked by wind until 1929 and then by engine until 1965. It has been fully restored and is now in full working order.
To All Parent/Carers of students in Year 7-11
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Meopham School Prospectus 2016/17 is now available here
Students and staff at Meopham School are celebrating the highest GCSE results in the school’s history. An incredible 71% of students achieved 5 or more good GCSEs, including English and Maths. In addition, 84% secured a grade C or above in English Language while 80% secured a grade C or above in Maths. 74% attained the “gold standard” A*-C in both English and Maths.
The parish comprises the main village, divided into four named settlements; the outlying village of Harvel (approx 2 miles south-east); and two other settlements: Dodmore (still comprising mostly rural land from The Street southeastwards for approx 1 mile towards Harvel) and Culverstone (approx 1.5 miles to the south). The Parish Council, which now owns the lordship of the manor of Meopham, meets at Meopham Windmill and consists of twelve members (aka joint trustees of the ancient manor).
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Our ethos as a community school and the values we share, promote the development of children, staff and governors and, with the support of parents, underpin the academic attainment and achievement of children and the well-being of the whole community.
Residents in more recent times have included:
Meopham Railway Station, at the north end of the village, is on the Chatham Main Line which runs to Victoria Station in London. Ebbsfleet International Station is under 8 miles (13 km) away.
Culverstone Green is the most southerly of the main village settlements. The original village green has mostly been given up to road widening. On the main road, and down Whitepost Lane to the east, are both older and modern houses; a small supermarket; and a petrol station. A notable local house is "Lacknut House" (circa 1843) named after the area of land "Lacknuts" which was used as a fruit farm and is located directly opposite Culverstone Green.
Finalised term dates for 2016-17 are now available on the calendars page
In Meopham Church are memorial tablets to the Victorian courtiers, Sir Sydney Waterlow Bt (1822–1906) and Sir Fleetwood Edwards (1842–1910).
The name of the village derives from Meapaham (Meapa's village): it is first recorded in 788, in the reign of King Offa. The modern pronunciation of the name comes from different ways of writing and spelling.
To All Parent/Carers of students in current Year 11 and Year 12 (June 2016)