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 please do contact the school office who will be able to give you up to date information on school admissions during this time of Covid restrictions.

Angela Maxted


 October Update

Dear Parents

As we approach our half term break I hope your children have enjoyed their first term of this academic year. The children have all been very busy and there has been a buzz of activity around the school. It has been lovely to see the children enjoying being outside having fun in the zones at lunchtime and spending time in forest school.

This term we have celebrated Harvest Festival at school and we are all now getting used to Zoom assemblies. The generous nature of the Cheriton families as always enabled us to put together  over 100 Afternoon Tea bags for members of our local community which included local residents, a care home, Shepway Foodbank and elderly parishioners from local churches. Each bag was decorated by a child and contained a handmade “Harvest Card”, they looked lovely!

Following on from Harvest after half term we will be marking in school the Hindu Nepali festival of Tihar, this is a festival of light and traditionally people will honour crows, dogs, cows as well as Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and luck. We have chosen to mark Tihar this year as Dashain falls in the October half term. 

As we face a few more months living with restrictions around our daily lives please do remember that the Cheriton school community has a big heart and together we will all get through this time of uncertainty. If you have a change of circumstance or need a chat do contact Mrs King or Mrs Boyland our school liaison officers. Equally Mr Evans or myself are always happy to help parents whenever we can. 

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. 


 Well Done Zachary

Zachary in Year 4 has recorded himself reading a bedtime story, after he found out about the charity ‘Hestia’ from his mum. This charity support women & their children that have had to flee quite unpleasant circumstances. This will be used to play to the young children Hestia support, meaning they have the opportunity of a story they might not of had before.