Chiddingstone School

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About Chiddingstone School

Chiddingstone Church of England School is sited in an idyllic rural location in West Kent. As an outstanding school, we converted to an Academy in December 2011, giving us increased flexibility and opportunities to ensure that we can continue to deliver an outstanding education for our children.
Our school has successfully expanded over the past few years. We are now a one form entry school for boys and girls aged 4 –11 with 207 pupils on roll. We are proud of the high standards achieved by our pupils but we also strive to offer a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum.

Our school holds several awards which demonstrate our commitment to the breadth of curriculum including: Artsmark Gold; Sainsbury's School Games Gold Kitemark ; Enhanced Healthy Schools; ‘Sing Up’ awards; Kent Accreditation for Primary Languages and The Bishop of Rochester’s Commendation for being an outstanding Church School.
Ofsted’s view of our school: At the last Ofsted inspection, Chiddingstone School received an outstanding grade in every area.


"Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.  They are very friendly and polite and considerate and caring towards others."

"Pupils' spiritual, moral,social and cultural development is promoted extremely well.  This underpins all the school's work and is reflected in the pupils' attitudes and conduct at work and play.  Through the curriculum, close links with the church and the school's values, pupils learn about, and have respect for differences in faiths, cultures and backgrounds.  The school's values foster a culture of respect and tolerance for all."

"There is a shared vision and ambition amongst all staff to provide the best possible learning and experiences for pupils.  There is a strong sense of shared responsibility and commitment.  Staff share a goal of excellence and have high expectations for themselves and their pupils.  Consequently, teaching is outstanding, pupils achieve exceptionally well and their behaviour is exemplary."

"The headteacher provides highly effective and inspirational leadership. She is very well supported by leaders at all levels, and by the governors.  Governors have an excellent knowledge of the school.  They are highly ambitious for the school and hold leaders to account for their work.  They have made sure that they have the skills and information to do this effectively."

"All groups of pupils make outstanding progress from their starting points.  By the time they leave the school, attainment is significantly above national levels and pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, achieve exceptionally well."

"Outstanding safety arrangements ensure that pupils feel safe and are extremely well looked after."