Chiddingstone School

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Key Information about Chiddingstone School

Address Chiddingstone, Kent, Edenbridge, TN8 7AH
Telephone 01892 870 339
School type Academy
Age range 5-11
Gender Mixed
Total pupils 209
Inspection report Ofsted

Our School Day

  • 08.30 Drop and Go and Supervised Playground
  • 08:45 Registration
  • 09.20 Act of Worship
  • 10.30–10.50 Morning break
  • 12.00-1.00 EYFS and KS1 Lunch
  • 12.30 - 1.30 KS2 Lunch
  • 15.30 School ends

Intake

As well as the Parish Villages of Chiddingstone, Bough Beech, Chiddingstone Causeway and Chiddingstone Hoath, children come to us from other local villages. Please view our Admissions Policy 

Parking

Parking is on the road. Please do not park in front of the school. Please drive carefully and considerately through the village. Between 8:30 and 8.45, we run a drop and go service. Pupils are dropped off outside the school and greeted by a member of staff on duty. We operate a one way system through the village. The school is divided into three populations, each parking in Chiddingstone Castle car park for 2 out of the 6 terms to help relieve congestion in the village at drop off and pick up times.

Closure

If school is closed due to extreme weather conditions (such as heavy snow) a message will be posted on the homepage of the school website. A ‘Parentmail’ email and text message will also be sent to all families. Announcements are also made on BBC Radio Kent (96.7fm or DAB) and other local radio stations. The information should be available on the Radio Kent website.

School attendance

  • After 8.45 parents must bring children into school to report to the office and sign in.
  • After 9.00 this will be recorded as a late mark.
  • Arrival after 9.15 will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
  • If your child is unable to attend school due to illness please phone on the morning of absence and support with a letter or email. There is a message service available.
  • Any dental/medical appointments should, if possible, be made after school hours or during the holidays.
  • Please view our Attendance Policy

Children’s health

We have fully-qualified first aiders in school. If your child becomes unwell at school and needs collection we will call you. If your child has been unwell and needs to take medicine prescribed by your Doctor, we can administer it. The medicine must be delivered in person to the office, labelled with your child’s name, and will require your written consent and instructions.

Communication with School

We value our meetings with parents. You will have two appointments to meet with class teachers formally on parent’s evening/ family consultation days  along with the opportunity to meet class teachers at the start of each academic year for a curriculum information meeting and an open evening at the end of each academic year. We operate an open door policy but kindly request that if you wish to speak to your child’s teacher during normal school times we ask that you do so at the end of the day after school pick-up, or arrange a meeting via the office if your teacher is not available.