Statutory Information

Ofsted & SIAMS

Ofsted Reports

We have now received the official report from our Ofsted inspection on 2nd February 2022 and are delighted to announce that Chilham St. Mary’s has again been judged to be ‘A Good School’ by this inspection.  The full report can be read by clicking on the link below and will be available on the Ofsted website from next week. We are relishing the opportunities to take the school further on the next stage of its journey!

We are also inspected by the Church of England and the latest inspection report can also be found at the bottom of the page.

You can compare our school to others and look at our latest results by clicking here

Tell us what you think…

Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire.

If you have changed your e-mail address or mobile phone number then please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

Please register with an email address and a password at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

Please remember, you can give your opinion of our school through Parent View at any time during the school year.

At the time of an inspection, you can refresh or resubmit your views and the facility will overwrite your previous response so that only one ‘view’ for each parent, per school, is held.

If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception.

Ofsted said...

Pupils enjoy coming to this small village school. They thrive in a caring, nurturing environment where everyone is included and encouraged to do their best. Pupils are happy at school. There is a family feel and a real sense of belonging to the school and the community. One parent said, ‘There is such a strong, nurturing, family ethos that is firmly embedded in both the curriculum and wider school life.’

The school’s Christian values of honesty, forgiveness, love, perseverance, trust and respect are at the heart of everything the school does. Pupils get on well with staff and with each other. Pupils say they make good friends and care about each other. They work and play together well. Older pupils are good role models for younger pupils.

SIAMS Report

Please see the link at the bottom of the page to view our latest report.

The Diocese said…

Chilham St Mary’s is a school where all are welcome, made to feel special and treated with kindness. It lives out an embedded Christian vision with thoughtfulness and purpose. Relationships are developed through the key values of love, trust, respect, honesty, forgiveness and perseverance.

Staff and parents speak of a family and community where everyone is treated with kindness. In living out the vision of nurture and encouragement, they have created a sense of togetherness.