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Bean Primary School

Bean Primary School is a one-form entry, village primary school set in an idyllic rural location; it even has its own woods! Children are offered a broad and stimulating curriculum which is taught through topics, allowing children to make links between their learning, helping them to piece together knowledge through the why, how, when and where questions that children frequently ask. Staff understand that to develop children fully, a broad range of experiences are required to allow each child to shine and achieve. These include: outdoor learning activities, a wide range of sporting opportunities, afterschool clubs, two residential trips in the older age groups, opportunities for House Captains and Rights Respecting Ambassadors to represent the school and numerous performance opportunities throughout the age groups promoting acting, singing and dancing and ukulele playing. Children’s achievements are captured in our weekly celebration assemblies which are open to parents.

By working with parents, we are proud that our pupils are 6% healthier than children nationally and that this year, pupils exceeded the national average for the expected standard in all key areas in the reported national figures.

Ofsted 2017 “Personal development and welfare are strong. Staff care deeply about the pupils in the school.”

For more details, please contact us on 01474 833225 or book an appointment with office staff to make a visit.

The Brent Primary School

The Brent is an OUTSTANDING school – Ofsted, March 2017:

‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding’.

‘Relationships between adults and pupils are warm and mutually respectful. A strong sense of harmony pervades the school’.

‘Pupils are unfailingly friendly, polite, courteous, and well behaved. They take great pride in their work’.

‘The imaginative curriculum thoroughly engages pupils. They enjoy learning and make every effort to do well’.

With a great reputation in the community, Team Brent prides itself on providing the best possible education for the pupils in its care. We achieve this through creating a stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment where the well-being of all members of our community are at the heart of everything we do.

With extensive grounds, which include a swimming pool and wildlife area; we are committed to an outdoor learning approach. Our creative, topic-based curriculum ‘IGNITE’ promotes: engagement and enjoyment, as well as the knowledge and skills for life-long learning.

We offer many opportunities for staff to develop their career within our mutually supportive team. We are a growth mind-set school, with no limits on pupil or adult learning. We encourage everyone to strive to be the best that they can be.

Darenth Community Primary School

Darenth C P School is in the rural location of the village of Darenth. The village is within close proximity of the A2/M2 M20 and M25. There is a Children’s Centre on the school site.

We are a fully inclusive school. We believe that nurture and support will allow our fantastic children to achieve their potential in all areas. We have high mobility with a rising roll, which requires flexibility, creativity and patience.

We are always looking for new ways to support all children and provide them with the education that they need and deserve. We want to bring out the best in all the children that we teach.

We are an exciting place to work, with caring staff and enthusiastic children and a clear vision of the learning outcomes that we want for all of the children at Darenth.

Dartford Bridge  Community Primary School

Learning innovation and Ubuntu are two elements that are vital to Dartford Bridge Community Primary School. Following our opening in an award winning new building in 2009 we are a school that continues to grow and expand. We are located on the new Bridge Community Campus and more information about the local area can be found here.

We currently have 443 fantastic pupils including a maintained nursery and two form entry in Year R and KS1 and Lower KS2. We will continue to expand across Upper KS2 in the next year to complete our school.

Visit our website to see some of the exciting adventures that the staff and children embark on including; Residential trips, Minecraft Club, Street Dance and Football. These are just some of the exciting extra-curricular opportunities we provide and encourage our children to participate in. While visiting the website please make sure you check out our ‘In the Spotlight’ section – our weekly celebration of our children’s talents inside, and outside, of school!

The end of year productions are always a huge hit with the children, families and even the Mayor of Dartford. Guests who attend proclaim they will return again next year (and they do). Staff and pupils are proud to be a part of the school and community. Why not join our exciting school that is working towards becoming ‘Outstanding’ and share in the achievement of our pupils and staff? We hope that you will take the time to find out a little more about us and look forward to meeting you soon.

The Gateway Primary Academy

We are a very popular and high attaining one form entry Primary Academy with a big heart and strong sense of community. Within our friendly and welcoming ethos we have very high expectations for all our pupils and celebrate their many skills and talents. We enjoy excellent teaching resources and ICT provision, spacious classrooms, a happy and supportive staff team and delightful well motivated children. As a stand alone academy we enjoy the benefits this status brings us. However, we are equally committed to our proactive role in working collaboratively with the wider community of schools in Dartford for the benefit of all our staff and pupils.

In our Ofsted Inspection (January 2017)we were pleased that the school continued to be recognised for the excellent quality of education provided for our pupils. During the visit, the inspector praised the leadership of the school, the behaviour of the children and the varied curriculum on offer, which together with the effectiveness of the learning environment and excellent relationships contributes to the high standards achieved by our pupils year on year. We are well on our way to becoming outstanding.

Holy Trinity CEP School 

Holy Trinity is a welcoming, thriving and growing community. It is a vibrant and purposeful primary school with over 400 pupils. The school is a caring, Christian school at the heart of a diverse community, and lies on the outskirts of Dartford, it is set in delightful grounds and benefits from a modernised, bright and attractive building. The school embraces the National Curriculum and enjoys the support of Cornerstone Curriculum. The school supports and allows staff to plan exciting real life learning for the children both on and off site.

There are fourteen classes with a dedicated team of teaching assistants who provide professional support for the children’s learning. The staff team are friendly, supportive and diverse and we really do work as a team. The school has Qualified Forest School Leaders, Platinum award in E-Safety and a very supportive network. The schools last Ofsted inspection was September 2017 where we were rated as Good in all areas and at the SIAMS inspection In July received an outstanding judgement in all areas

Langafel CEP School

Langafel Church of England School is in a semi-rural location in the village of Longfield and a mile from the mainline station. The school has 325 children on roll and admits 45 children each year.

Our school values are aspiration, team work, enjoyment and confidence. We have close links to our local church, St Mary Magdalene, and recognise the importance of Christian values, in particular respect, Koinonia, honesty and perseverance which were chosen by the school community. We have a number of excellent teaching resources in the school which include our heated swimming pool, gymnasium, performing arts room, food technology room and extensive grounds with woodland and pond area. The school includes SLIC@Langafel a resourced provision for 24 pupils with an EHC plan and a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

At Ofsted we were graded Good in all areas. Our inclusive approach allows our children to perform well and our progress and achievement scores are regularly above Kent and national figures. We value pupil and parent voice, they have changed the school for the better through the parent council and school council.

Manor Community Primary School

Manor Community Primary School is a very successful, oversubscribed school and give a commitment to all of our children and families to offer them the best life chances possible.

Our many innovative teaching approaches and family atmosphere create an inspirational environment, which give children opportunities without parallel in moving forward in education and into the world of employment or vocation. Our friendly staff inspire the children and each other to enable them to “be the best that we can be!”

We are part of the Cygnus Academies Trust, which is dedicated to giving all children the advantage throughout these important early stages of their educational journey. Equally, the Trust prides itself on creating a family atmosphere across all our schools to nurture all our staff to enable them to thrive and achieve their potential.

Maypole Primary School

I DARE to be the best

Inclusion, Determination, Aspiration, Respect and Excellence

At Maypole School, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive environment. We put children first and aim to bring out the very best in every individual. The relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos.

We are very proud of our achievements; the high standards achieved by pupils and our sporting successes. We are passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

The school has a long successful history educating and caring for children in the local community for over 100 years. The school expanded from a one to two-form entry school in September 2016.

In our Ofsted (June 2018), we were pleased that the school continued to remain good. The school community is committed to pupils reaching the highest possible standards and to further improve their achievements. Leaders and governors are relentlessly ambitious and consistently aim for outstanding outcomes in all aspects of the school.

We offer excellent CPD opportunities for staff, which includes the development of highly effective NQTs and trainee teachers.  Leadership is fully distributed across the school. Ofsted, June 2018: There is a culture of ‘grow your own’ leaders and senior leaders support subject and middle leaders well in their professional development.

We are privileged to have such wonderful children at Maypole School and we always aim to ensure that every child gets nothing less than the very best they deserve.

New Ash Green Primary 

New Ash Green Primary excels at providing the very best of education within a calm and nurturing environment. Our passion for doing this whilst still ensuring our school is vibrant and exciting for all, makes our school a great place to learn.

We have been serving the local community in New Ash Green Village since 1972 and are proud of our excellent resources: we have two halls, fourteen classrooms, a library, medical room, an ICT suite with thirty computers, an ancient orchard, woodland walks, three playgrounds and a sports field within a semi-rural location. All of these extensive facilities greatly enhance our children’s education.

We are a highly professional team who all believe that every child should exceed in our school, with their achievements and milestones being recognised and celebrated amongst a caring family environment and where home and school work together in partnership. With this ethos underlying our community, we firmly believe that ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

Mrs C.A.Cain, Headteacher.

Our Lady's Catholic Primary SchoolOur Lady’s Catholic Primary School

Our Lady’s offers a caring school & parish community, committed staff & Governing Body, continuing professional development and some non-contact time for management duties.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, by prior arrangement.

Sedley’s Church of England  Primary School

Sedleys CE Voluntary Aided Primary School is a small four-class village school in Southfleet, founded in 1637. The school remains at the heart of the community, and is actively involved in village life, and well supported by the Governors, Church and PFA. The school is close to A2/M25 and a few minutes drive from Bluewater.

The school has been extended numerous times, but the original school building and even the air raid shelter are still used!

The school is popular and over-subscribed. Staff work hard to teach and nurture the children as individuals to reach their potential. The school currently has a Good OFSTED grade and an Outstanding Church School Inspection grade.

St Anselm’s Catholic Primary

St. Anselm’s is a very successful school with a positive caring ethos, strong supportive leadership with very well behaved and motivated children. Staff are very friendly and work well as a team.

Stone St Mary’s Church of England Primary SchoolStone St Mary’s Church of England Primary School

Stone St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is in the Parish of Stone. We are part of Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust and work closely with the other schools within the trust.

Our school warmly welcomes all pupils, staff, parents and friends to share in our friendly, caring Christian community. Staff in our school enjoy the support and loyalty of each other – they like coming to work!

We are passionate about making learning fun and child-centred in order that every child achieves and makes good progress. We are a growing school with excellent facilities for indoor and outdoor learning.

Sutton at Hone C of E Primary School

Sutton-at-Hone is a Church of England Primary School and is part of the Aletheia Academy Trust. The school was built in the 1970s and is situated on the southern outskirts of Dartford. It occupies a very pleasant site near the Ancient Church in the Village just off the A225.

We are a good school and we aspire to be outstanding. We have a supportive and friendly team of school leaders, teaching staff, support staff and governors who, together, are committed to achieving this aspirational goal and to continue in our drive to raise standards. We believe in nurturing and developing our staff, supporting them to achieve their goals and career progression, through peer support, coaching and CPD.

We have 415 children on roll at present and have 14 classrooms an ICT suite, breakfast and after school club and a swimming pool.

Sutton-at-Hone Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wentworth Primary School

Wentworth Primary School (Acad) is situated near to Dartford Heath and is close to the border with the London Borough of Bexley. The School currently has over 560 pupils aged between 4 years and 11 years and serves its local community in Dartford and Crayford.

It is very popular and is regularly oversubscribed.  From September 2016 the school expanded to an admission number (PAN) of 90, commencing in Foundation and rolling through the school, year on year.

The School is very well resourced in all areas, and benefits from ample grounds including our own playing fields. The atmosphere is happy and supportive with an effective team spirit.

The Governors and Senior Management offer guaranteed support and CPD opportunities for professional development. We have an Ofsted grading of Good.

West Hill Primary Academy

As part of The Galaxy Trust with Oakfield Primary Academy and Temple Hill Primary Academy, we are a successful, oversubscribed school in residential Dartford and have a long-standing record in providing opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities to develop their interests, talents and skills in a supportive and inclusive school community.

Ofsted described us as a school which ‘provides a wealth of opportunities to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. These values underpin the curriculum and are at the core of the school’s ethos.’ (March 2013) We are all extremely proud of our school.

With our Head of School we are looking to continue to develop our team and our school to create an even greater learning environment for all of our children through innovative teaching and learning.

No limits, only possibilities at West Hill Primary Academy!

Westgate Primary

A good education is one of the most precious gifts a child can receive. We are proud of our school, our pupils and our successes.

Westgate is ‘a great place to be’. The relationship we build with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos. The learning experience is varied and inclusive. We have high expectations and strive to achieve for all.

Ours is a happy school where success of every child matters. Our staff and governors are dedicated and enthusiastic. We are committed to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding which enable your child to enjoy learning, achieve success and grow in self-confidence and respect for people and the environment around them.

We are committed to the ideal of a partnership in education between home and school. You are warmly invited to visit the school and meet the staff and children.

Upcoming Events

  1. Paediatric First Aid Training

    16 September @ 9:30 am - 17 September @ 4:30 pm
  2. Language for Learning

    18 September @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Taking Geography Outside

    19 September @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Governor Training – Evaluating your Curriculum

    19 September @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Helicopter Stories Training: EYFS and KS1 development of Comms. and PSE

    25 September @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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