Welcome to West Malling
Church of England Primary School!
Welcome to our school, and our website.
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 which look across the Old County Cricket Ground and across to the North Downs.
We strive to live out our school vision which reflects our focus on flourishing and including others.
As God’s children we grow and learn together, encouraging everyone in our community to “let their light shine” (Matthew 5.16). We strive to be the best we can be, knowing that “what we will be has not yet been revealed” (1 John 3.2). Through love, trust, compassion, hope, forgiveness and perseverance, we flourish as one inclusive family
Based in the Gospels of Matthew and John, and reflecting the Church of England vision that schools enable “life in all its fullness” (John 10. 10), our vision reflects our school’s ambition to understand each individual child in our care, their needs, talents and capabilities, and our school’s trust that for each child there is a plan in which we can have hope and faith. As a school we are ambitious for both the academic attainment and progress of our pupils and we care deeply that each child lives out our school values of love, trust, compassion, hope, forgiveness and perseverance.
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 resource provision in the McGinty Speech and Language Centre for children with an Education Health and Care Plan and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).
Our values of love, trust, compassion, hope, forgiveness and perseverance, underpin our curriculum and our interactions with each other as staff, students and parents. “The school is a welcoming environment where staff know pupils individually. Pupils are cared for effectively. Staff work closely together to make sure that each pupil gets the support they need. ” (Ofsted 2017).
We are ambitious for each individual student in our school, “...pupils are keen to learn. Teachers are enthusiastic and pupils follow guidance attentively. Staff question pupils skilfully to help them think more deeply and learn quickly..” (Ofsted 2017). 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.
We invite you to visit us and see for yourself the West Malling difference.
We love one another.
Jesus said, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6 v.31
Love is divine. “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 22 v.39
We have faith in God. We have trust in each other.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, never rely on what you think you know. Proverbs 3 v.5
We care for everyone.
Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another, to show love and to do good.
Hebrews 10 v.24
We are willing to put our hurt to the side and start again.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
The Lord’s Prayer
We know we can rely on God.
Continue on a firm and secure foundation, and don’t allow yourselves to be shaken from hope. Colossians 1 v. 25
We keep on in spite of challenge to uncover our gifts that are yet to be revealed.
I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Joshua 1 v.5