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Dover Primary Schools

Updated May 2019

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, 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 will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded 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.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Dover Primary Places for September 2018 Admissions here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a good website to provide a host of factual data about individual Kent schools here.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2018 and February 2019  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy (2017 onwards)

DOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2018-Feb 2019
School
OFSTED
Grade
Date Change
Barton Junior(A) Good (S) Dec 18 No change
Sibertswold CofE* Good (SR) Nov 18 No change
Whitecliffs Primary College Arts (A)** Good Jan 19 Down one

* Sibertswold Ofsted Report suggests it is on the verge of Outstanding

** Whitecliffs was found Outstanding in 2010 and has benefited from the rule recently relaxed that Outstanding schools did not get inspected again. 

 

DOVER
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School
OFSTED
Grade
Date Change
Charlton CofE (A) Good Feb 18 No change
St Richards Catholic (A) Good Sep 17 No change

 

DOVER
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School
OFSTED
Grade
Date Change
Guston Church of England Primary Good Oct 16 No change
Langdon Primary School Good July 16 Up one
Capel-le-Ferne Primary Good Feb 17 No change
Temple Ewell CofE Primary Outstanding Feb 17 Up one
Green Park Community Primary Outstanding Feb 17 Up one
Dover, St Mary's CofE Primary Good Mar 17 No change
Aycliffe Community Primary Good  May 17 No change
Selsted CofE Primary Good Jun 17 No change

 

DOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16

School
OFSTED
Grade
Date Change
 Whitfield Aspen Good Jan 16 No change

 

DOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Barton Junior Good Oct 14 No change
Eythorne Elvington Good Jun 15 Up one
Charlton CofE Good Jan 15 Up two
Lydden Good Feb 15 No change
St Margaret's at Cliffe Outstanding Jul 15 up one
Sibertswold CofE  Good  Dec 14  Up one

 

DOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Aylesford Good Sep 13  No change
Charlton CofE Special Measures Oct 13 Down TWO
Good Progress following SM Mar 14
Eythorne Elvington Insufficient Progress following RI Sep 13
Langdon Requires Improvement Mar 14 Down one
Nonington CofE Good Nov 13 No change
River Outstanding  Nov 13  Up one
St Martin's Good Mar 14 No change
St Richard's Catholic Good May 14 Up one
Shatterlocks Infant Good Mar 14 Down one

 2012-13 OFSTED Reports  

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Aycliffe Communty Good Jun 13 Up one
Dover, St Mary's CofE Good Dec 12 Up one
Eythorne Elvington Community Requires Improvement Jun 13

No change

Priory Fields Good Jun 13 Up one
St Richard's Catholic Requires Improvement Sep 12 No change
Selsted St Mary's CofE Good May 13 Up one
Sibertswold CofE Requires Improvement Jun 13 Down one
Temple Ewell Good Mar 13 Up two
Vale View Reasonable progr from SM Jan 13  
Good Jun 13 Up two

 

Pre September 2012 Reports

 

 

School Grade Date  
Aycliffe Community Primary, Dover Inadequate Progress Mar 2011 Monitoring of Grade 3 Schools
Aylesham Primary  Good  Oct 2010 Up from Notice to Improve
Barton Junior Good Nov 2010 out of Special Measures July 2008
Charlton CofE Primary, Dover Good and Improving Mar 2011  
Green Park Communty Primary Good Jun 2012  
Guston CofE Primary, Dover Good Feb 2012  
Langdon Primary, Dover Good Mar 2011  
Lydden Primary
Good Jan 2011  
Priory Fields Primary, Dover
Satisfactory Oct 2010  
St Martin's Good Dec 2010  
St Mary's   Oct 2011

Grade 3 School, Monitoring Inspection

Inadequate Progress

Temple Ewell Special Measures Jan 2012  
White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts Outstanding Nov 2010  
Whitfield and Aspen Good Jun 2012  

The following primary school had additional Reception intake places added in March for 2010 entry, to meet local pressures:

Shatterlocks Infants up from 45 to 55 places