We are a Church School, affiliated to
St Peter and St Paul, Saltwood
The school, although a maintained school, has a Church of England “aided” status. This means that the Church nominates the majority of Governors. We consider it reasonable to assume that parents who send their children here are sympathetic to the Christian character of the school. We attend our church for worship for special festivals such as Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Ascension as well as every other week during the term. The Governors are responsible for the running of the school and regularly meet to discuss the development of the school. The school retains strong links with the Kent County Council but is directed by the Canterbury Diocesan Board of Education.
Our roots are firmly planted in the Church of England and, to this day, a strong and active association continues. The date of the school’s foundation is believed to be 1723. In the 1830’s there was only an infant school built opposite the Green. In 1852 our Old School was erected in School Road providing education for infants and junior children. This was demolished some years ago to make way for new housing. The present new school was opened in 1968 and in 1999 and 2006 underwent further development.
We celebrate Christian Festivals each year including:
Our Harvest Festival service is held yearly at St Peter and St Paul Church and parents are welcome to attend. We invite the children to bring gifts that will be presented and blessed during the service. For many years the gifts have been distributed by Age UK and The Folkestone Rainbow Centre.
Our children are always involved in the annual Remembrance Service at Church. Two children from Year 6 are chosen to lay our wreath at the village war memorial each year.
Advent – Giving Tree Assembly
This is a special assembly where the children are asked to give some of their own pocket money to be donated to charity. Each year we support the Salvation Army. Each child makes a special container at home and fills it with as much as they could offer. The gifts are placed around the tree in our Giving Tree Assembly
The children's generosity raised an amazing £458 in 2023
Easter is always celebrated at Saltwood School culminating with an end of term service at Church for parents and children together.