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 Spring and 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 "lock down".


Ms A Maxted



12th May 2020 - Update

Dear Parents,

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday, the Department for Education published  revised guidance on Monday evening outlining a "route map" for the gradual and phased re-opening of schools for more groups of children (starting with Year R, 1 and 6).

We are determined to do this in accordance with a key principle of maximising the effectiveness of teaching and care for our students, whilst safeguarding the health and well-being of everyone on site. 

The leadership team of the school are planning how best we can achieve this. As you can imagine, there are many aspects and details to consider. We will contact all parents and carers before half-term with arrangements that may  be  introduced from 1st June should the infection rate not rise further. I am sure you share our determination to open again as fully as we can, whilst at the same time guarding the safety and well-being of our students and staff.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide child care provision for the children of key workers and those children who need extra support.  Work for home learning has been set by teachers and can be accessed online via  the home learning page, or the children can access the RM Unify app. To access this app the children log on using their normal school usernames. This is their first name, the initial of their surname@cheritonprimary and password. Paper copies of work have been provided to families who have requested these.

We have set up extra pages on this site, including links to various websites that have free learning, fun activities and sporting ideas whilst at home, we also have another for photos that families have emailed in to school. 

Finally, the children have the Cheriton Challenge that has been emailed home to families which they may also enjoy completing.

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.




















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 2019-20

Academic Year Calendar


Click here for our school

  Statutory information