Chartfield School is an independent primary school in the town of Westgate-on-Sea on the north Kentish coast, catering for boys and girls aged between three and eleven years. Our current school building, in which we have resided since our move in 1958, is a converted residential property opposite a park.
We offer a traditional, child-orientated education and expect high level of behaviour, teaching children to respect one another. Chartfield’s ethos is every child matters, and working in coordination with one another, staff and parents alike can ensure that this goal is reaching, thus providing the family atmosphere for which Chartfield prides itself. Chartfield’s aims are to develop and maintain the individual child’s lively and enquiring mind, to allow each child to develop to his or her fullest potential and to give self-confidence to each pupil and encourage them to acquire knowledge and skills.
Our attempts to instil old-fashioned values of politeness, common courtesy and thoughtfulness towards others were noted in our most recent Ofsted report, which stated:
Pupils’ overall spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good throughout the school. Their social and spiritual development is outstanding and so is their behaviour.
Ofsted Inspector Michèle Messaoudi, March 2011
Every child matters, as is reflected in our Admissions Policy. Chartfield is an equal opportunities school, and will consider children from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. We will not discriminate against those with disabilities. An eagerness to learn is all we ask of our pupils.
Mrs M. Neale, Proprietor
I have been involved with Chartfield School for 28 years, dating back to when my daughter and son attended the school. My affection for the school is so, that I returned, firstly to teach RE, then Early Years, and I have recently taken over as Proprietor, hopefully for many years to come.