• Forest school - photo by Petrina Reynolds

  • "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

  • 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

  • Forest school - photo by Petrina Reynolds


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 ?

We still have school places available for 2021. For more information about our wonderful rural school, please contact the school to arrange a COVID safe personal visit, and to have a look around, after school hours.

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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3rd December Newsletter

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Latest Covid arrangements re new Covid Variant, Nov 29th.

Dear Parents - we have updated our risk assessment in light of the new COVID variant. This means that pupils will now sit in class groups for worship and at lunchtime, so that they are kept more separate. There is no relevant new guidance for primary schools from DfE at present, though we anticipate further guidance. In the meantime we are planning for all our Christmas events to go ahead.
Visitors to the office will also be asked to wear masks.
Thank you.

Don’t Forget


Click here to view the Autumn 2021 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...