We are located on the outskirts of Ashford, Kent, close to the residential developments of Park Farm, Bridgefield, Knights Park and Chilmington Green. We are a 2 form entry primary school, which was established in 1866 from covenant by the local Kingsnorth Parish Church and continues to have strong links with the local Kingsnorth Parish, the wider Ashford Team Parish, the Diocese of Canterbury and the Church fo England.
In 2015 the school converted from a Local Authority school to an academy and part of Aquila, the Diocese of Canterbury Multi-Acaemy Trust. We are proud to be an active member of Aquila. To find out more about the Trust, visit their website www.aquilatrust.co.uk
Financial information about Aquila, including the gender pay gap report and most recent copy of the company accounts can be found here.
Importance of Being a Church School.
Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School has a strong Christian commitment. We believe through Christian teaching and example children will benefit and be enriched.
We aim to educate children with a firm foundation of Christian knowledge and experience in order to encourage their spiritual development. This means respecting the beliefs and values of other people whether they have a religious background or not.
All the children participate in a daily act of Collective Worship. These reflect the Christian foundation and character of our school. There are weekly services in the local church and we have a Eucharist service in school every other term (3 times a year). All the children are taught Religious Education (RE). We follow the Canterbury Diocesan RE scheme.
Any parent has the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship and Religious Education. Please speak to the Headteacher if you have any questions about this.
How we have grown
To the south of the ancient market town of Ashford lies the village of Kingsnorth, just off the A2070 and close to junction 10 of the M20. The school sits in the heart of the old village, next to the church.
The old school was originally built in 1866, and following extensive housing development in the area, the first phase of the new school building was completed in 1997, with an extension following in 2001. There has been an addition of a new front entrance in Autumn 2011.
The building now comprises fourteen classrooms, an administrative area, assembly hall, medical room, staff room and library. The original Victorian school building has been incorporated into the complex via a covered walkway and is used as a second hall and a music room. The grounds contain two netball courts, a pond and wild area, climbing apparatus, and a separate Foundation Stage play area. Additionally, during weekdays we have the use of the adjacent playing fields.
“Teaching at Kingsnorth is an experience like no other. I wake up every morning, excited to see the children in my class; wanting to hear what they have got up to at the weekend. The friendly and caring attitude of staff, and a supportive parent base, is what attracted me to teaching here.”