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Ashford Primary Schools

    Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School as they are published, also recording change from previous Inspection result,  together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

    You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. In September 2012, OFSTED revised its Inspection Grading System, giving each school a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

    You will find an item about Ashford primary school offers in April 2015, looking at oversubscription and vacancies here.

    The post-September 2015 Reports are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.



    OFSTED Grade

     Brenzett Special Measures Nov 15 Down one
    Christ Church CofE
     Good Oct 15 Up one
    St Michael's CofE Tenterden

     Good Nov 15 Up one

    Excerpt from Ashford section of article on oversubscription in primary schools 2015: "One primary school has one vacancy. Other than that, the only school with vacancies is Furley Park, with 20 of its 90 places empty"



    OFSTED Grade

    Beaver Green
    Not enough progress to remove SW
    Oct 14
    East StourGoodJun 15No change
    Kennington CofE JuniorReasonable progress after SWSep 14
    Lady Joanna Thornhill, WyeOutstandingJan 15No change
    Pluckley CofEGoodJun 15No change
    SmeethGoodNov 14No change
     Victoria Road Good Oct 14 Up one
    Willesborough InfantGoodMay 15Up one

    You will find an article discussing Beaver Green here.  You will find Ashford Primary Academies here. 




    OFSTED Grade



    Nov 13No change
    Ashford, St Mary's CofE

    Requires Improvement

    May 14Down one
    Beaver  Green
    Special MeasuresDec 13Down one
    After delay, LA Plan fit for purpose
    School Improvement Action Plan not fit for purpose
    Mar 14
    Reasonable progress to removal of SMJun 14
    BethersdenGoodMar 14Up one
    Brabourne CofEGoodOct 13No change
    Brenzett CofERequires ImprovementSep 13No change
    Brook CommunityRequires ImprovementOct 13No change
    John Mayne CofE, BiddendenGoodFeb 14No change
    Kennington CofE JuniorProg from Serious WeaknessesSep 13 
    Reasonable Progress from SWFeb 14 
    LyddSpecial MeasuresNov 13Down one
    Local Authority Plan not fit for purpose
    School Action Plan not fit for purpose
    Apr 14
    St Michael's CofE, Tenterden
    failure to make required improvements
    from previous OFSTED (see below)
     Oct 13 
    Willesborough JuniorGoodMay 14No change





    OFSTED Grade

    Ashford Oaks CommunityGoodMay 13Up one
    Brookland CofEGoodApr 13Down one
    CharingGoodNov 12Up one
    EgertonRequires ImprovementDec 12No change
    Hamstreet Satisf progr from SMOct 12 
    GoodMay 13Up two
    HeadcornGoodJun 13Up one
    High Halden CofEGoodJan 13Up one
    Kennington CofE JuniorSerious WeaknessesDec 13Down one
    Kingsnorth CofEGoodOct 12Up one
    St Michael's Cofe, TenterdenRequires ImprovementJul 13No change
    SmardenGoodMar 131st Academy insp
    Tenterden JuniorGoodJan 13Up one
    Victoria Road Satisf progr from NtoIOct 12 
    Requires ImprovementJun 13Up one
    Willesborough InfantsRequires ImprovementApr 13Down one


    Pre September 2012 Reports


    Aldington PrimaryGoodMay 2011
    Ashford, St Mary's CofE Primary GoodJun 2010
    Ashford Oaks Community PrimarySatisfactoryJun 2010
    Beaver Green PrimarySatisfactoryMay 2012
    Bethersden PrimarySatisfactoryMay 2012
    Brenzett CofE PrimarySatisfactoryNov 2011
    Brook Community PrimarySatisfactory Nov 2011
    Challock PrimaryOutstandingSep 2011
    Downs View Infants, KenningtonOutstandingJun 2010
     East Stour Primary   
    Good & Rapidly ImprovingMay 2010
    Furley Park PrimaryGoodNov 2010
    Great Chart PrimaryGoodNov 2010
    Godinton PrimaryGoodFeb 2011
    Hamstreet Primary Notice to ImproveFeb 2012
    High Halden CofE PrimarySatisfactoryOct 2010
    John Wesley CofE Methodist VA PrimaryGoodDec 2011
    Kennington CofE JuniorSatisfactoryJun 2011
    Kingsnorth CofE PrimarySatisfactoryJun 2010
    Linden Grove PrimarySpecial MeasuresMar 2012
    Mersham PrimaryGoodJun 2012
    Phoenix PrimaryGoodJul 2012
    Pluckley CofE Primary GoodJun 2010
    SmardenSatisfactoryOct 2010
    Smeeth PrimaryGoodJun 2011
    St Michael's CofE Primary, TenterdenSatisfactoryNov 2010
    St Simon of England RC PrimaryGoodMar 2012
    Tenterden InfantsGoodFeb 2012
    Wittersham CofE PrimaryGoodMar 2012
    Woodchurch CofE Primary
    SatisfactoryJul 2011