|Monkton CEP School
CT12 4 JQ
||We are a small school situated in the village of Monkton which is in Thanet, Kent.|
At the present time we have 103 pupils ranging from 4 to 11 years. The children are divided into four classes.
The original school was purpose built in 1872. This building has recently been extended and modernised and we are nearing the completion of the building project. The extended building now comprises of four new classrooms, library, ICT suite, offices, meeting room, staff room, Inclusion Office, Preparation and Planning room, Kitchen and a hall all on the same site.
|In 2007 we celebrated a very sucessful OFSTED inspection. The registered inspector Carole Skinner reported that "Monkton is a good school with a number of outstanding features. Despite the upheaval of a major rebuilding programme and much energy having to be directed to this, good leadership and managment have ensured that pupils have continued to benefit from a good quality curriculum, good teaching and exceptionally high levels of care, support and guidance"
She also noted that "the pupils personal devleopment and well-being are outstand. Their behaviour is exeplary".
Our area of improvement had previously been identified by us in the school's Self Evaluation. As we move into our new building we will be able to focus on these areas and continue to improve the opportunities and learning for our children.
||We attended the Kent Walking Bus Awards 2006 on 28 November and picked up the Award for the Top Walking Bus in Kent. |
We also won a joint Award for Top Co-ordinator and Top Walking Bus in the Dover and Thanet District.
We are very proud of this achievment and would like to thank all our children and parent volunteers for supporting us in enabling the children to have a healthy start to their mornings!
|Our Walking Bus leaves Parsonage Fields at 8.30am and Seamark Close at 8.35am every morning. Approximately 98% of the village children now walk to school.
We have joined the Thanet 1 Walking on Wednesdays (WOW) scheme.
By 16 November 2006 we had 68 children on our Walking Bus, over 29 adults volunteers, together with the 18 children walking from other parts of the village this means that 84% of our children are walking all or part of the way to school every day!