Head teacher welcome
We are a happy one-form entry Primary School located in the heart of historic West Malling in Kent. We benefit from a stunning set of school buildings and grounds, and look across the Old County Cricket Ground and across to the North Downs.
Our aim is to provide a first-class, rounded education which enables each individual child to discover his or her innate skills and talents and make a positive contribution to society. We are an “outstanding” school where “shaped by Christian values, pupils can grow in confidence and character.” (SIAMS inspection 2015). West Malling also has a specialist provision in the McGinty Speech and Language Centre and holds the Inclusion Quality Mark.
Everything we do at West Malling centres around our four main values:
Through God I trust,
Through understanding I care,
Through opportunity I achieve,
Through perseverance we are the best that we can be.
These values underpin our curriculum, our interactions with each other as staff, students and parents. “Pupils’ good attitudes and behaviour help them to work hard and learn well… The school is a calm, happy place to be, where pupils feel safe and secure and supported well by all adults.” (Ofsted 2013).
We are ambitious for each individual student in our school, “…teachers expect the most from pupils and ensure there is a rapid pace to learning and that pupils are very clear about the purpose of their learning.” (Ofsted 2013). All groups of pupils make good progress here, and benefit from a wealth of enrichment opportunities and support.
As a school we are fully committed to working in partnership with parents. We operate an “open door” policy and staff are happy to answer routine queries after school. Furthermore we welcome offers of volunteer help, especially to hear readers in our Year 1 and Year 2 class.
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to leave comments in the Guestbook, or contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
There is something truly special at West Malling, a feeling that visitors consistently comment upon, and something that we work hard to uphold, and I invite you to visit us and see for yourself the West Malling difference.
Thank you for visiting!