Schools and churches


Looking for a school or somewhere to worship?

West Bay is home to Hampton Primary School, which also acts as a meeting point for the community.

There are also three thriving churches and a nursery school - find all the information you need below.

Hampton School

Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 8NB, Telephone: 01227 372159, Fax: 01227 741549



Hampton is a Kent County Council Community School led by headteacher Mrs Y Nunn.

Hampton Nursery School

Sunnyhill Road, Herne Bay, CT6 8LU, Telephone: 01227 741427 (after 12 noon), Mobile: 07930 153253 (9am to 12 noon)

email:, Website:

Hampton Nursery SchoolThree nursery classes offering sessions for children aged two to five years.

KCC registered. Kent Quality Accredited Nursery. Ofsted approved.

Outstanding Ofsted in all areas December 2010

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.55pm (term time only)

Adult and Toddler Session Wednesday 10.30am to 12 noon


St Andrews Church    

Hampton Pier Avenue, Herne Bay. Rev Anthony Everett 01227 374906, Rev Martin Lane 01227 371457, Parish office 01227 366640


Sunday service 9.30am

Open for private prayer on Tuesdays 9.45am to 10.15am

The hall is available for hire (phone parish office to enquire)

Many more activities and services take place at Christ Church in William Street and information about both churches can be found at







The Beacon Church

78 Sea Street, Herne Bay. Pastor: John Way 01227 793752


Sunday service: 10.30am

Smaller Groups (Cell groups) meet in each others homes and on Church premises during the week-please contact the Church for more details.
Parent and toddeler group: 'Coffee and Chaos' on Friday mornings from 10am to 12 noon during school time.
The Beacon Art Group meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm (places limited)Contact: 01227 375150

More information and contact page can be found on the church website:











Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

64 Sunnyhill Road, Herne Bay. Pastor: Keith Hoare 01227 361993


Sunday services 11am and 6.30pm

Sunday club for children at 11am

Tuesday fellowship at 2.30pm

Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting at 7pm

More information about the church activities can be found at the website