School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. TN27 0JN
01233 712277

Unlocking every child's ability to achieve through faith and inspired learning

Part of the Aquila The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust

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Our Vision

As an inclusive community built on friendship and love, Christian values inspire us through faith in God and hope for the future.
Every one is empowered to recognise their God-given potential and to become lifelong learners.

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.

In July 2017, we converted to an academy as part of the Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Multi-Academy Trust. We believe that this is a positive, exciting step for our school and will enable us to have a greater say in the future of our school.

Mrs Katie Wratten            Mr Tom Bird
Executive Head Teacher   Head of School

Our School

We are a Church of England School and part of the Aquila Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust.

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 fulfil their potential and make a worthwhile contribution to our diverse, dynamic society.

Aquila Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust


If your child is absent from school, please remember to contact the schoo office as soon as possible on the day and on everyday of absence. For safeguarding reasons, the Police will be contacted if we do not know the whereabouts of your child.

Collective Worship

Monday 8.55am – Vicar worship
Tuesday 10.05am – SLT/MLT led worship

Wednesday 10.05 – Sung worship – led by all staff
Thursday 2.40 – Celebration worship – led by Mr Bird 

Friday 1pm – Class worship one week or Worship Warrior’s worship the other week. Occasional  visitor worship as well such as Graham Nunn


This week at Charing:
Monday – No homework and games club
Tuesday – Badgers open afternoon, 2:45 – 3:10pm. Ows Class VE Tea Party, parents invited from 2:30pm.
Wednesday – Twinkling Stars project
Thursday – Nativity, 2-3pm
Friday – Nativitiy, 9:30 – 10:30am. Christmas Jumper Day. Stay and Play Toddler Group 2-3pm. Coffee Club 2:40-3:10pm

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 and Year 2

Squirrel Class


Year 3 and Year 4

Fox Class


Year 5

Badger Class


Year 6

Owl Class

Contact us

Head of School
Mr Tom Bird
Charing Church of England Primary School
School Road, Charing, Ashford,
Kent. TN27 0JN map

tel: 01233 712277