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

  • ''Children get an outstanding start to school in Reception." Ofsted 2022

  • ''Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They enjoy all the opportunities the school offers them" Ofsted 2022

  • ''Pupils value the space and resources they have'' Ofsted 2022

  • ''The enjoyment and love of reading is encouraged right from the start. Pupils develop as confident and fluent readers." Ofsted 2022

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

  • Pupils enjoying Forest school.

  • ''Pupils thrive in the caring, nurturing environment of this small village school" Ofsted 2022

  • ''There is a close-knit feel and a real sense of belonging." Ofsted 2022

  • ''Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They enjoy all the opportunities the school offers them'' Ofsted 2022

  • Forest school


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 (June 2022) 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.

What is it like in our Reception class?

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This Week's Newsletter

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30th September Newsletter

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Latest school Ofsted report.

We are delighted with the our latest Ofsted report. I feel it really captures the strengths of the school.

Please see the letter from the chair of governors below:

Mr Gray.

Dear Parent and Carers
I am very pleased to share the report from Ofsted following their inspection earlier in June.
As you will read the school has been graded as ‘Good School’ with two ‘Outstanding’ grades for our Early Years Provision and Pupil Behaviour and Attitudes. This is an excellent outcome from the Inspection and one that all the school community can be very proud of.
I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and achieving such a brilliant result given the impact of COVID over the last couple of years. Thanks also go to you as parents and carers who help your children in supporting their studies and reinforcing our school values of love, respect, and perseverance.
I hope that you and your families have a good summer holiday.

With best wishes
Maxine Blades
Chair of the Governing Body.

Please click here to read our latest Ofsted report in full.

Don’t Forget


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Pupils in years 3-6 have to pay for
school dinners (£2.60 each from Sept 2022).
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