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Ightham Primary School

Ightham Primary School offers a stimulating learning environment that provides an adventure for the mind and a care for every individual and is very proud to have served the local community since 1850. Children achieve high academic standards and are taught and supported by an enthusiastic and caring staff team, Governing Body and Parent School Association.

The school has been situated on the present site since 1850, and as a one form entry, village primary is very proud to have the second largest woodland primary school setting in Kent. The school has strong community links with St Peter’s Church, Village Associations, Clubs and is an Ightham Mote Partnership school.

Ightham was inspected by Ofsted in March 2020 and was graded as “outstanding” in all areas. It was the first primary school in Kent to move from a “good” to an “outstanding” grading in Kent under the new Ofsted framework introduced in September 2019. The opening line of the report stated: “This school is at the heart of the local community and has community at its heart.” The report further went on to say: “Pupils thrive because of the consistently high quality of education they receive throughout their time at school. They work hard in lessons and achieve exceptionally well across the curriculum. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. They feel safe and extremely well cared for. Parents and carers are extremely positive about the school.”

Ightham Primary School offers a rich and varied curriculum. The school has benefited from a great deal of investment in classrooms and outdoor facilities. A purpose built information and communication and technology suite, high ratio of computers, and Interactive whiteboards in each classroom, ensure that Information and communication technology forms an integral part of children’s learning. The Early Years classroom and outdoor learning areas are well equipped and expertly staffed to provide for the needs of 4 and 5 year old children starting school. Children in Key stages 1& 2 also benefit from using the variety of outdoor facilities which help to promote quality learning experiences, wellbeing and self esteem.

The school has established links with local nursery and childcare providers. Enquires about the admission process for 4 and 5 year olds or availability of places in other year groups, may be made by contacting the School Admissions Officer, telephone number 01732 882405 or by emailing admin@ightham.kent.sch.uk. Further information may also be obtained from the Ightham Primary School website.

Ightham Primary School
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