In order to reduce the risk of infection transmission in school, we have re-arranged out usual school day timings and site organisation to better support social distancing.
Normal arrangements (non-Covid-19)
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 is on the road. Please do not park in front of the school. Please drive carefully and considerately through the village. Between 8:20 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.
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.
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 you must complete and sign an 'Administering Medicine' form. Children must be kept away from school for 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting( Reference Public Health England in schools).
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.