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Malling 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  Malling 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) 

OFSTED REPORTS Sep 18 - Mar 19 


Date Change
Ditton CofE  Junior Good (SC) Nov 18 No change 
Valley Invicta Holborough Lakes (A) Good Oct 18
1st Inspection
New School
Valley Invicta Kings Hill (A) Good  Sep 18
1st Inspection
New School
Valley Invicta Leybourne Chase (A) Good Oct 18
1st Inspection
New School




Date Change
Brookfield Junior Good Nov 17 No change 
Lunsford Good Nov 17 No change
More Park Catholic (A) Good Sep 17 No change
St James the Great (A) Good Mar 18 No change
St Katharine's Requires Improvement Nov 17 Down one
Tunbury Good Oct 17 No change
West Malling CofE (A) Good Oct 17 No change
Wouldham, All Sts CofE Good Nov 17 No change




Date Change
Aylesford Primary Good Nov 16
Up two 
Snodland CofE Primary Good Mar 17 No change
Trottiscliffe CofE Primary Good Mar 17 No change


Malling Primary School Inspections 2015-16



Date Change
Brookfield Infant Outstanding Mar 16 Up One 
St Mark's CofE, Eccles Good Oct 15 Up one

 Excerpt from Malling Section of article on Oversubscription and vacancies in Kent primary schools 2015: "There appear to be few difficulties in this elongated rural part of Tonbridge district, stretching north to the Medway border, but three new academies are opening in September to serve major building projects".

Malling Primary School Inspections 2014-2015



Date Change
Burham CofE Good Oct 14 Up one
Ditton CofE Junior Good Jan 15 Up one
East Farleigh Good Mar 15 Up one
Offham Outstanding  May 15 Up one
St Peter's CofE, Aylesford Good Jan 15 Up one

Malling Primary School Inspections 2013-2014



Date Change
Aylesford Primary Reasonable Prog to Remove SM Oct 13
St James the Great Academy Good Mar 14 No change
St Mark's CofE, Eccles Requires Improvement  Sep 2013 No change
Stansted CofE Progress since SM (see below) Oct 13
Insufficient Progress to remove SM Apr 14
Insufficient Progress to remove SM Jul 14

Malling Primary School Inspections 2012-2013



Date Change
Aylesford  Special Measures Sep 12 Down one
LA statement fit for purpose
School Improvement Plan:
not fit for purpose 
Jan 13
Monitoring: mainly satisf progress May 13
Reasonable progress Oct 13
Brookfield Junior Good Sep 12 Up one
Burham CofE Requires Improvement Jun 13 No change
Ditton CofE Junior Requires Improvement Jan 13 No change
Kings Hill Good Jan 13 No change
Lunsford Good Jun 13 Down one
Mereworth Community Good Feb 13 Up one
More Park Catholic Good Jul 13 Up one
St Katherine's Good Mar 13 No change
St Peter's CofE Requires Improvement Jan 13 No change
Snodland CofE Good Oct 12 No change
Stansted Special Measures Jul 13 Down one
Trottiscliffe CofE VC Good Jun 13 Up one
Tunbury Good Jul 13 No change
West Malling CofE VC Good May 13 no prev (academy)
Wouldham All Saints CofE VC Good Feb 13 Up one

Aylesford Primary School is to become a sponsored academy under the Invicta Valley Trust in September 2013 

Pre September 2012 Reports

School Grade Date Further Information
Mereworth Community Primary Satisfactory Sep 2010
Ryarsh Primary Outstanding Apr 2012

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

 I understand that additional places were added very late to the Discovery School and Kings Hill School, following political pressure. I don't at present have details.