School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. TN27 0JN
01233 712277 Sarah Halliday - Office Manager

Living and Learning with Faith, Friendship and Fun

Part of the Aquila The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust

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Our Vision

Our School is an inclusive family, proud of our faith in God and our friendship with our community.
We develop respect, aspiration, curiosity,
tolerance and determination.

We are a creative, compassionate and confident team.

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8


Welcome to Charing Church of England Primary School

You are warmly welcomed to the Charing Church of England Primary School Website. We hope that you find this website useful, informative and easy to navigate. If you would like to know more about us, please come and visit – we love to have visitors and show people just what makes us special!

We are a small village primary school in the beautiful village of Charing, close to Ashford. Every child in our school is valued as an individual and we have a supportive, nurturing team to make sure that every child and parent feels supported and happy at our school.

We aim to promote distinctive, inclusive communities of learning that seek to be underpinned by Christian values sourced in the Gospel narrative, enriching the whole educational experience. We aspire to excellence; to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to fulfill their potential and make a worthwhile contribution to our diverse, dynamic society.​

In July 2017, we converted to an academy as part of the Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Multi-Academy Trust. 

Mr Bird – Head of School

Charing School is proud to be an active member of Aquila.

Ofsted Inspection 21st October 2021

Charing Church of England Primary School continues to be a good school.

On Wednesday 21st October 2021, Ofsted carried out a Section 8 inspection at our school.

The inspectors concluded that the school continues to be a “Good” school and I am delighted to share this report with you.

I am very pleased with its contents and feel it is a report that everyone associated with Charing should be very proud of. Tom Bird. Head of School.

Ofsted Report


Parents, staff, and governors join the pupils of Charing Church of England Primary School in celebrating their extraordinary performance and improvement in The Real Schools Guide 2020.

Following a year of accelerated progress and hard graft, the school has leapfrogged over 300 places in the county rankings and has rocketed an astounding 11,500 places in the national rankings.

Charing Primary is now ranked 94th in Kent and 2,992nd in England, placing it in the top 20% of all primary schools in the country.

Charing Primary is also now the highest ranked school within a 5-mile radius of the village.

The main reason for this turnaround is the school’s impressive Key Stage 2 results and progress scores, with the children’s progress in Reading ranked in the top 1% of the country.

To explore these results in more details please go to

Any parents interested in a school place at Charing Primary are warmly invited to contact the office to arrange a visit and tour with a senior school leader. There are currently pupil places available. 

Real Schools Guide

Parent & Ofsted Views

Pupils are nurtured and safe, and have very positive attitudes to learning which is helping them to make excellent progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Ofsted 2017

I feel able to talk to any member of staff and know they will do their best to help me with my concerns. I feel my child is challenged in lessons but is also cared for and safe at this school.


Teaching has improved to be typically strong in all key stages and learning is now well-matched to pupils’ needs.

Ofsted 2017

Our Classes

We have approximately 110 pupils split into 5 classes. As a small village school, the majority of our classes our mixed-age classes.


Year R

Rabbit Class


Year 1

Squirrel Class


Year 2

Otter Class


Year 3  and Year 4

Fox Class


Year 5 and Year 6

Owl Class

Contact us

Charing Church of England Primary School
School Road,
Kent TN27 0JN

tel: 01233 712277