• "Pupils flourish through the provision of a rich and extended curriculum'' SIAMS Report 2017

  • "Pupils are well prepared for secondary education'' Ofsted 2017

  • "It is clear you have the confidence of parents and staff'' Ofsted 2017

  • "Pupils maximise their learning by being on task and engaged throughout their lessons'' Ofsted 2017

  • "your leadership is evident in the good progress and outcomes for children in the early years'' Ofsted

  • "The school site is secure and well-maintained. Pupils at the school feel safe." Ofsted 2017

Welcome to Stelling Minnis CEP School,

a co-educational Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School for children aged 4 - 11 years. Set between the beautiful rural villages of Bossingham and Stelling Minnis and close to Canterbury, our school was established in 1784 and is one of Kent’s oldest. We have strong connections with our local churches, good community links and a purpose-built Pre-School on site. We recently had an Ofsted inspection (March 2017), and we are pleased that the school received a ‘Good’ judgement. We welcome visitors to the school, so please get in touch to arrange an appointment - I would be happy to show you around.

Mr John Gray, Headteacher

Latest News


In an attempt to part fund the costs required to fix our beautiful mechanical, striking clock, the school have set up a…... see more


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After School Club help wanted:

We are looking for someone to support in After School Club one day a week on a Tuesday for an hour after school, if anyone is interested; it could suit a youngster over 16 years old. Free childcare for an adult who works this slot.

Forest School Help Needed:

If you have a free couple of hours and would be able to help with Forest School sessions we would greatly appreciate it, as without a parent helper/volunteer the sessions are unable to run. You do not need any specific skills, just a willingness to get stuck in with helping the children to create, design, make, talk and think. You do not have to commit to lots of sessions. Just coming once would help the children as an extra pair of hands is often needed when using tools/ cooking on a fire etc. Please contact the school office if you think you can help.

Our Christian Values

Christianity is at the very heart of our school. Our Christian values are: Love, Friendship, Wisdom, Peace, Forgiveness and Trust. Click here to see how these values originate from the stories in the Bible. Our recent Church School inspection by the Diocese (November 2017) judged us to be Outstanding in all areas; in the Christian character of the school, its leadership and the impact of Collective Worship.

Don’t Forget


As the weather has turned cold, please bring in layers of clothing as well as a coat, hat and gloves, if your child attends Forest School.