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Chartham Primary School
Shalmsford Street, Chartham, CT4 7QN, UK Canterbury
+44 (0)1227 738225

Chartham Primary School is set in a lovely semi-rural setting. It enjoys modern, airy buildings and spacious grounds mainly surrounded by woodland.

Most of the children attending the school come from Chartham Village, Chartham Hatch or Shalmsford Street. There is a great feeling of tradition with many parents and grandparents having attended either the original Primary School in the village or the secondary school, which once occupied the site.

Children are encouraged to respect one another and the adults who work in and visit the school. There is a quiet working atmosphere during lesson time and a happy buzz during break times.

Children are encouraged to take pride in their appearance and that of their school. Displays of work help to celebrate our achievements and our surroundings.

There are always some extra curricular activities to try. They mostly include sporting or musical activities, but they vary depending on the expertise of the staff.

Chartham welcomes parents both as visitors, and as extra pairs of hands in the classroom. Together we work for a better education for the children.


The following aims were agreed after discussions with children, teachers, support staff, governors and parents. They demonstrate our commitment to provide a broad, balanced curriculum and to ensure that all the children in our care have equal access to it.

We aim:

- To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children, staff, parents and visitors.

- To enable children to develop their potential in all aspects of the curriculum, and in particular, in acquiring effective skills in numeracy and literacy.

- To provide children with an education appropriate to the world beyond the classroom.

- To develop in children an enjoyment of learning and a desire to continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their life.

- To help children to live together in the community of the school and within the local area, and to develop a sensitivity to others and become responsible, independent people.

- To develop in children a positive sense of moral responsibility and self-discipline.

- To develop in children spiritual awareness and an awe for the universe.

- To help children experience satisfaction and pride through progress.

- To recognise and reward co-operation, hard work and a positive attitude.

- To work together with parents and children to raise standards in National Curriculum subjects and throughout the whole of school life.


The National Curriculum is intended to encourage the development of children intellectually, socially, physically and morally, and to provide children with the skills they will need for life and work.

The curriculum of the school is defined by law in the Education Reform Act of 1988, and the orders which are currently in force. The school is working according to the provisions of the Act, and under the supervision of the school governors.

The Education Reform Act defines a National Curriculum which applies throughout the country and which aims to set uniform standards of attainment. It comprises the following subjects for primary schools:

Core Subjects:





Foundation Subjects:

Design Technology






Religious Education – is a statutory part of the curriculum. It is taught according to a syllabus, which has been agreed by the Local Education Authority – Kent County Council. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children.

Assemblies and RE classwork are especially Christian in outlook, while remaining non-denominational. Work is done in which other religions and cultures are examined, so that children can respect and gain an understanding of the different beliefs held by people around the world.

The Education Reform Act 1988 requires all pupils to attend a daily act of collective worship which is broadly Christian in character. It need not only contain Christian material provided that taken as a whole it reflects the tradition of the Christian belief. It is not necessary that every assembly is of this nature but the majority should be. Assembly is a time when the school gathers together and when its moral and social values are reinforced. Assemblies may be whole school, key stage, class or team. Therefore although you have the right to withdraw your child from assemblies we hope you do not do so.

We follow the Numeracy and Literacy Strategies to support our delivery of English & Mathematics. In addition we use intervention programmes to support groups of pupils in further skills where needed.

The National Curriculum defines programmes of study, attainment targets, assessment arrangements for children aged seven and eleven and arrangements for reporting the performance of individual pupils and the school as a whole.

Whilst the National Curriculum defines the content, we, as a school, will provide the children with a breadth and balance, which will enhance their learning.

Copies of all curriculum policies are kept in the school office.


Most children who join Chartham Primary School in the Reception class will have attended the Firs Nursery. There is a good history of liaison between the school and nursery. The Head of Infants visits the Nursery and the incoming Year R children visit the school. Informal visits by parents are welcomed and will normally take place in February and March as the admissions procedure commences.

Parents are required to register their children for a place at the school prior to the commencement of the procedure. The school secretary sends out the admissions forms in March and parents normally receive notification of places from the LEA in May. School brochures are available from the school office in March.

The school’s admission number is 40 children. Children are admitted using the following criteria: -
-Children in Local Authority Care
-Sibling attending the school in September
-Health reasons
-Nearness of children’s homes to school

Parents may appeal if admission is refused for any reason. The Area Education Office provides advice to parents in such circumstances. The governing body also has an admissions appeals sub-committee.

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