Education Officials Visit St James and Allhallows

9th December 2016

Education officials visited pupils from St James Primary at their temporary school Allhallows Primary Academy.

On Friday 9th December, Education leaders heard how a major operation swung into action after the huge blaze left children without a school. 

They were told how education for nearly 120 pupils from St James Primary on the Isle of Grain was able to continue despite the devastating blaze.

In just seven days, The Williamson Trust and The Rochester Diocese carried out the necessary work to bring the children to nearby Allhallows Primary School.  The pupils are now bussed the four miles from Grain to Allhallows each day.

A special visit was arranged for education officials from Medway Council who visited Allhallows to hear first hand the accounts of those involved in the operation. 

Michael Costello, Chairman of the Williamson Trust, said: “This was a remarkable achievement by all those involved to ensure the education of the children was not disrupted. 

“The pupils only missed three days of school despite this awful fire and that shows it was a great commitment from all to ensure their continued education."