Wye is nestled at the foot of the Wye Do
wns in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Situated to the east of the A28, the main road between Ashford and Canterbury, and to the north-east of Ashford. Most of the centre of the village consists of old buildings but post-war development has added estates of various kinds around the centre. The surrounding area is mainly farmland, with the North Downs skirting the village on one side and the River Stour on the other, it is regarded as an attractive village and in March 2013 the village was voted 3rd best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times.
There is a wide range of shops (including a garage and post office). Regular bus services and train services to Ashford, Canterbury, London and the Kent coast. There are two village halls and a full complement of village societies, sporting clubs and a library.
Lady Joanna Thornhill School is based in three separate buildings, two of which are now 100 years old, and the largest of which houses the two halls, ten classrooms and offices. In 1989 the school was the first in Kent to fund new building work by an appeal in the local community and raised over £20,000 towards the provision of a music room and separate offices for Headteacher and secretary. The school also raised a further £54,000 in 1999. This has provided our second hall for the development of drama and music activities. In 2004 we completed our largest and final stage of building work, which provided the school with six additional classrooms, an ICT suite and new Library along with new Kitchen and Office facilities. There is a large playing field behind the school, which we use extensively for sports.
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) – we are very excited to have been project partners with the Wye & Hinxhill Parish Council
and the Wye Village Hall & Recreation Ground Charity
in their project to build a multi use games area in the field adjacent to the school. The Friends’ Association provided £3,000 towards the project which was completed during the summer 2014. It provides much needed all weather court surface for the use of all the village but in particular the 11-18 year olds of the village.