• Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover, officially opens our Reflection Garden.

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  • "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

  • Y6 mad hair day raises £1,134 for Pilgrims Hospice!

  • "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

  • "98% of parents would recommend this school to another parent" - Osted Parent Survey

  • "Year 5 and 6 pupils are enjoying being taught mathematics in smaller groups." Ofsted 2017

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Stelling Minnis CEP School is 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, the 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. In our last Ofsted inspection (March 2017) we were pleased that the school received a ‘Good’ judgement, and in our SIAMS inspection were judged 'Outstanding' as a Church school. We welcome visitors to the school, so please get in touch to arrange an appointment.

Our Vision:

Our school exists to make each child into a shining star, so that they flourish personally, socially and academically; to be the best they can be, reflecting the light and love of Jesus Christ.

Our Values:

We teach the children to shine through the values of:

Love Respect and Perseverance

Read more about Our Vision and Values here.

Looking for a school place for your child ?

Do you have a child who was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018? If so, they will be eligible for a school place in September 2022. If you're still wondering which school would best suit your child, don't hesitate to contact us and organise a viewing!

We look forward to meeting you.

What is it like in our Reception class?

These photos will give you an idea...

This Week's Newsletter

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10th June 2022 Newsletter

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School Communications

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Online bank payments

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Covid information and NHS Vaccination letter (April 2022)

To view the latest NHS Covid vaccination letter for parents and guardians please click here.

The latest advice on what to do if children show COVID symptoms can be found here:

The list of symptoms is now much longer:
- a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hrs
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- shortness of breath
- feeling tired or exhausted
- an aching body
- a headache
- a sore throat
- a blocked or runny nose
- loss of appetite
- diarrhoea
- feeling sick or being sick

Children should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either: have a high temperature do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities.

They can go back to school, college or childcare when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.
Do ask if you need further clarification.

Visitors to the school office will still be asked to wear masks please.

Thank you.

Don’t Forget


Click here to view the Spring/Summer 2022 Menu
Pupils in years 3-6 have to pay for
school dinners (£2.40 each from Sept).
Please pay via online banking using ref DM,
If you think you are eligible for Free School Meals please register on the website https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free...