Welcome to Chilham St. Mary's C. of E. Primary School

Celebrating 150 years 1862 - 2012

News Flash

Dear Parents, Guardians and Site Visitors,

A very busy term 2 has begun today. Whilst I was over at Charing for my first day as executive headteacher over two schools, I have had regular updates on the Chilham day and look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

Best wishes.

Richard Williams, Headteacher – 3rd November

Our School

Chilham St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is a thriving family and community centred school in the heart of beautiful Kent countryside. The children benefit from access to wonderful natural and historic resources literally right on our doorstep. The castle grounds and lake are generously made available to the school for outdoor learning opportunities. We also house our breakfast and lunchtime meals downstairs in a magnificent Tudor building, the upstairs of which is a hall where we assemble for Worship, music lessons and celebrations. The school works closely with Chilham’s Church, the village hall and the fantastically resourced sports ground and hall, which the children use for sports clubs and P.E.

We hope you will enjoy visiting us on our website and if you are interested in your child joining us; to welcoming you at our school very soon.

Ofsted 2013

We pride ourselves on making each child’s journey through our school special and unique with an emphasis on emotionally nurturing each child within a friendly, caring and Christian atmosphere. What is special about our school is how we all work collaboratively so that our children learn in an exciting and motivating way.

In late January 2013, we received an Ofsted inspection which we had been very much looking forward to. Below are some of the comments from that inspection of Chilham St. Mary’s:

 Children make a good start to the Early Years Foundation Stage. By the end of Year 6 pupils achieve well and from their starting points pupils make particularly good progress in mathematics where standards are high.
 Pupils entering the school have a wide range of ability and because every pupil is seen as an individual they achieve well.
 The quality of teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and therefore the pace of pupils’ learning is strong.
 Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are keen to learn and work enthusiastically together. They confidently share their ideas about their work.

Prospective parents

Chilham St. Mary’s currently accepts up to 15 children per year group. The school consists of four classes called the Wrens, Herons, Martins and Peacocks. The Wrens are our youngest – made up of 15 Reception aged children. Years 1 and 2 are The Herons; Years 3 and 4 are The Martins and Years 5 and 6 are the Peacocks. Years 1 and 2 are taught separately in the mornings for Literacy and Mathematics.

If you are interested in your child joining us, please contact Melanie Woodland on 01227 730442 to make an appointment or e-mail us at office@st-marys-canterbury.kent.sch.uk

Open Events for September 2015 Reception Intake

If your child is due to start reception in September 2015, you are warmly invited to come along to see our school in action and to meet the Headteacher at one of our upcoming Open Events:
Wednesday 5th November (pm) and Monday 15th December (am). There are 3 tours during each event; please contact me on the email/telephone number above to book your place.

Please visit the following website for further details regarding the 2015 intake process.
website www.kent.gov.uk

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