Welcome to Chilham St. Mary's Church of England Primary School

Celebrating 150 years 1862 - 2012

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We hope that you are all enjoying the Spring break.

Remember that the children return to school on Tuesday 24th February, and Year 5’s will need to bring their swim kits. If you have not returned the permission slip, it is available under the ‘Information/letters’ tabs at the top of the page.

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

RECEPTION PLACESSEPTEMBER 2015

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2015. Kent County Council are now processing applications. If you missed the deadline, you can make a late application by filling in the Primary Common Application Form (RCAF)and returning it as soon as possible.

If you applied online you’ll be emailed on 16th April 2015 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. KCC cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in after 5pm on 16 April to view your offer online.

If you applied by post you’ll be sent your offer by first class post on 16 April 2015.

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

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