Saturday 9th July saw the annual Woodchurch Summer Fete held on the village green. Click on the images below to see some of the best parts of the day. Thank you to everyone who came along especially the army of volunteers who gave up their time to ma…

The windmill that overlooks the village from the north commands extensive views over the Walland marshes to the English Channel coast. It is a fine example of a Kentish smock mill and was originally one of a pair of windmills standing on this site, known locally as The Twins.[2] The mill is open throughout the summer and is accessible via a footpath that passes between the village pubs.

The Sports Complex is available for hire by the Community Monday through to Thursday between the hours of 18.00 - 22.00 and Friday 18.00 - 21.00.

Woodchurch Windmill is one of twelve such Kent Windmills with Willesborough (Ashford) being the nearest

Woodchurch has three public houses, these being The Stirrup, The Woodchurch, and the Arrowe Park Hotel. The Pelican was closed and demolished in the early 2000s.[11]

On Monday 11th July, 12 year 5 and 6 children represented our school in the Ashford Leisure Trust Athletics

Woodchurch House is a recent development from the Graham Care Group and complements its six other homes in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Hope - "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23

Woodchurch is a Kent village which is situated 7 miles from the town of Ashford and 5 miles from Tenterden.

Woodchurch was originally a farming area and ancient village of the Wirral Hundred, known mainly for its parish church and the neighbouring Arrowe Park country estate. The first recorded owner of the land was an Anglo-Saxon chief called Aescwulf who claimed ownership of Woodchurch, Arrowe and Landican.[3] Although not recorded in the Domesday Book, Woodchurch was recorded as Wude Church in 1093.[4]

Woodchurch also boasts the Woodchurch Village Life Museum located on Susan's Hill[6] and the South of England Rare Breeds Centre is located a mile out of the village on the Hamstreet road (B2067,).[7]

The windmill is one of three visitor attractions in Woodchurch. Why not spend a day here taking in the Windmill, the Woodchurch Village Life Museum and the South of England Rare Breeds Centre.

The area was purchased by Birkenhead Corporation in 1926, becoming part of Birkenhead civil parish. Construction of a new housing estate complete with shops, schools, industry and lesuire facilities began immediately after World War II. Of the old village, only the church and its adjoining school remain.

From 1968, the Champion Spark Plug Company operated an automotive components factory on Arrowe Brook Road, employing at one time over 1,000 people. It was closed in 2006 with production transferred to Italy.

A family business established in 2009, Woodchurch Estate in Kent produces award winning exceptional English sparkling wine. Situated in the picturesque village of Woodchurch, in Kent – the garden of England.

Woodchurch High School is recognised for its excellent provision and support for those undertaking Teacher Education.

Holy Cross Church is the Church of England church, dating from the 12th century.[9] The distinctive Roman Catholic St. Michael and All Angels church was designed by the F. X. Velarde Partnership,[10] and was founded in 1962.[5] Woodchurch Methodist Chapel was built in 1963.[5]

Woodchurch Leisure Centre has an indoor 25 m (82 ft) heated swimming pool, an aerobics studio, an adjacent social hub and a caged floodlit sports area with football pitches.[12] The leisure centre hosts the Wirral Judo Club, as well as karate and archery clubs.[13]

Over the past few months, Ibbotson have participated in the TRA Book Celebration.  Three titles were nominated for the event:


We are a single form Church of England Primary School with approximately 150 children in the village of Woodchurch, near Ashford, Kent. At Woodchurch CE Primary School, with education, safety and happiness in mind, we will:

The village is on the edge of the Weald of Kent, whilst the parish extends 6 miles (10 km) north to south and 4 miles (6 km) east to west, one of Kent's largest. Within the village are the settlements of Brattle and Townland Green. To the south-west is the flat expanse of Shirley Moor leading to Romney Marsh and the low wooded hills overlooking Appledore and the Marsh are to the south-east. The surrounding area is designated as a Kent Special Landscape Area.[3]

Now almost completely restored to a working condition by local craftsmen and enthusiasts, the mill is a familliar local landmark which can be seen for many miles.

In mixed age house teams our children raced to retrieve bean bags, jumped, threw at…

Homewood Secondary School will be doing tours for prospective students on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th September. Please see the attachedHomewood Open Mornings flyer for more information.

The home is divided into two social groups, one for physical frailty and the other for people with dementia/mental illness. Full 24 hour nursing care is available for all residents, which enables most people to be accommodated within the scheme for life. Residents’ spouses can also be accommodated, so that couples can stay together even when one develops the need for on-going care.

The housing estate was planned in 1944 by Sir Charles Reilly, although this scheme was replaced by that of his student, H. J. Rowse.[7] Building commenced in 1946,[7] with the first house being officially opened on 6 May 1949.[8]

Despite the low income catchment area, the local comprehensive, Woodchurch High School, has consistently attained a strong ranking in the Government's national league tables for secondary education. Noctorum Girls School was situated on the edge of the estate, on the Woodchurch side of the M53 motorway. The school later closing in the early 2000s and after being demolished in 2009 the site is now being redeveloped for new housing.

From the 1950s to the 1980s, the CO-OP operated a clothing factory and industrial laundry on Woodchurch Road and its water-tower and chimney were local landmarks. This business had become a Leo's superstore by 1986,[6] and is currently a branch of Asda.

Woodchurch High School is always seeking to improve upon our previous best.

Click here to hear manager Alison Ruddock talking about life at Woodchurch House

The windmill overlooks the village from the north with extensive views over the Walland marshes towards the English Channel coast. It is a fine example of a Kentish smock mill and was originally one of a pair of windmills standing on this site, known locally at that time as "The Twins".

If you are unable to make any of our Open Days or Evenings or if you would like a further visit and see our school in action, then please email, telephone or use our online form to book a tour at a mutually convenient time.


competition at the Julie Rose stadium. The competition was open to schools across Kent. In our group our children did fantastically wel…

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Woodchurch is a Kent village, the largest civil parish in the Borough of Ashford. It is centred 6 miles (9.7 km) from the market town of Ashford and 4 miles (6 km) from the Cinque Ports town of Tenterden, in Kent, South East England.

We provide accommodation and nursing care for residents in studio and one bedroom suites.

Woodchurch High School is a very successful, over-subscribed co-educational comprehensive, with over 1300 pupils.