Grange Road, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4QS | Telephone: 01303 266058 | Fax: 01303 264899
Welcome to Saltwood Church of England Primary School
The Federation of Bodsham and Saltwood Church of England Primary Schools is a well-established collaboration between two high performing schools with shared Christian values.
As the Executive Head Teacher I would like to welcome you to our community and invite you to explore the website which I hope will give you an impression of the caring ethos with which we seek to educate the children at both of our schools
Saltwood Church of England Primary School was awarded an Outstanding grade by Ofsted in 2007 and has remained so ever since. The school consistently achieves results above national averages as a result of high standards of teaching, positive attitudes to learning and excellent behaviour from our children.
The school sits at the centre of the village of Saltwood, just outside of Hythe. We have close links with St Peter and St Paul Church nearby and the children have regular opportunities to worship there.
I believe time spent in primary school sets the foundations upon which all future learning is built. We aim to provide a nurturing and creative community, where all can achieve their full potential within a Christian environment, in readiness for life as a Global citizen.
I look forward to welcoming you!
Mr Paul Newton
Executive Head Teacher
The overall aims of the Federation are to:
Be a happy school – a school to which the children will enjoy coming.
Affirm God’s love for every individual.
Help children to live together in a community, encouraging care for others before themselves and to become responsible, independent people.
Be a safe place in which mistakes can be made, learned from and forgiven.
Release the potential of every individual to enable them to reach the highest level of achievement of which they are capable and equip them for life.
To give every child the experience of success and a sense of personal value.
To broaden pupils’ horizons; to help develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally, to work with imagination and a sense of purpose.
Our goal, as a Federation of Church of England Primary schools, is to maintain and stretch the highest standards of academic achievement and personal development of all of our pupils in each of our schools.
Through a Christian ethos we will create a happy and fulfilling environment where children are encouraged to be kind and respectful, building self-confidence through challenge and encouragement.
We will achieve this by developing a Whole School Learning Community where teaching staff, pupils and parents increasingly work together. This Community will help us to implement plans in a coordinated way, aligning the energy and ideas of all.
We will extend the Learning Community concept by working with other local schools, openly sharing ideas and best practice, using the wider schools’ community to challenge us and successfully adapt to changes in the education environment.
We will aim to support our local communities and remain schools of choice for parents.
Listen to some of the children from the Federation of Saltwood and Bodsham schools talk about why they love the school so much…
Our Track Record
Established in 1723 the present school was opened in 1968 and in 1999 and 2006 underwent further development. The staff and governors of the school are committed to providing all pupils with a secure and caring environment in which they develop lively and enquiring minds, confidence and skills.
Our outstanding track record is exemplified in consistently good and better attainment for all children. In July 2007 we gained an Outstanding Ofsted report and in July 2012 an Outstanding Section 48 report (our Church School inspection).
Key Stage 2 Data 2018
(national data is in brackets)
Percentage of pupils who achieved at the expected standard
- Reading 97% (71%) 97%
- Writing 94% (76%) 94%
- Mathematics 94% (75%) 94%