Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted





Welcome ...

Ms A Maxted and the staff welcome you to the website of Cheriton Primary School, the school is situated on the western edge of the seaside town of Folkestone, Kent.

Cheriton is a friendly school community, where adults work to ensure every child fulfills their potential.

We enjoy having a positive relationship with our local community and this ensures our children have a very broad and exciting learning experience.

Please use the links above to 'look around' the school, but better still, do contact the school office to make an appointment to visit in person.

For those families moving to the Cheriton area during the Summer of 2020 please do contact the school office who will be able to give you uptodate information on school admissions during this time of phased wider reopening of schools.

Ms Angela Maxted


 26th August 2020 - Update

Dear Parents

As we move towards the start of the new school year and the full reopening of schools I have today emailed you all with information about the start of the September term. In this I have tried to cover questions you may have and hope this is helpful .

I am very aware that children may feel worried about returning to school, please be reassured that once in the school building the school day will be very similar to the one they recognise from March.

If you would like to speak to the class teacher or another staff member abut a particular concern before the start of the school year please email

However, please be aware, the earliest staff will be able to respond to this will be the afternoon of Tuesday 1st September.

Whilst I am confident that many children will quickly ‘bounce back’ after the lockdown, some children returning to school may have experienced bereavements or be impacted by anxiety or stress within the family during this time. 

 I promise you that the Cheriton staff will remain calm and measured during this coming term and your children will be well cared for. All staff will have realistic expectations of children whilst enabling them to enjoy being back in school together. Already a curriculum has been planned that I hope will motivate all children with their learning. 

 I am sure we will soon get used to the new routines in school and I look forward to having the Cheriton family complete again.

Angela Maxted

OFSTED Inspection- October 2019

Cheriton Primary School has been one of the first schools in Kent to be inspected under the new Inspection Framework that came became statutory in September 2019.

The opening paragraph of the report captures all that we strive for here at Cheriton and are delighted that OFSTED recognises this.

"Pupils of all cultures and backgrounds thrive in this friendly and welcoming school. They are exceptionally well cared for and nurtured.

One parent said: ‘Cheriton is a place where every child matters and is valued.’

Pupils are very happy at school. They respect and get on well with their teachers. 

Leaders and staff want the very best for all pupils’ academic and personal achievements. Pupils enjoy learning because teachers make it interesting.

The school motto of ‘Learning to Live’ drives all that the school does."

After the report was published the children had a special film afternoon to celebrate all their hard work.

Do take time to read the complete  OFSTED report that can be found via this link. 

















Cancelled Until Further  Notice

From Tuesday 24th September 2019 

Parent & Toddler Group

(from birth to school age welcome)

Tuesdays - 09.00 - 10.30

Stay and Play Activity Session

(for school age children with an adult)

Tuesdays - 15.30 - 16.30

From Wednesdays  2nd October 2019

English and Maths Course

(for parents)

Wednesdays 9.00

Parents Coffee Afternoon

Wednesdays 14.00 - 15.00


  Please click here for the 2020-21

Academic Year Calendar


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  Statutory information