At Bishop Chavasse we know how important it is for you to choose the right school for your child. For this reason, we invite you to join us for a tour of our school. We look forward to welcoming you during the normal school day as this will enable you to see lessons and learning in full swing and feel the atmosphere of the School on a normal day.
To book a tour please contact the school office on 01732 676040 and an appointment for a tour with Mrs Donna Weeks, our Headteacher, will be booked for you.
Contact the school office on 01732 676040 if you are looking for a place for your child as there are still a couple of spaces available. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour and see what fantastic opportunities our school offers it's children.
Bishop Chavasse Primary School is a 4 – 11 two form entry Church of England School in the Diocese of Rochester, and an academy within the Tenax Schools Trust.
Our vision, based on the Bible story of the wise and foolish builders, is that each wonderfully created child needs firm foundations in a loving Christian environment to acquire knowledge, to build and to practise skills. From their own unique starting points, they are inspired to fulfill their potential, achieving excellence together.
Our values underpin our own building and give us skills for life. Our values are:
Wisdom: Jesus teaches us to make good choices
Honesty: Jesus teaches us to tell the truth and do the right thing
Forgiveness: Jesus teaches us to forgive others as we wish to be forgiven
Compassion: Jesus teaches us to care lovingly about others and seek justice
Perseverance: Jesus teaches us to keep on building on firm foundations
The theology and context of our Vision and Values can be found here:
As a growing school, in its fourth year, we currently have 8 classes and a total school roll of 220 pupils aged 4-8 years old. Our main intake is into our Reception year in the school year in which a child turns 5 years of age. The School has a published admissions number of 60. This means that up to 60 children will be admitted into Reception (Year R) in September of each year.
In October in the year before a child starts school, parents will receive information from the Local Authority about admissions procedures. Our local authority is Kent County council (KCC).
To apply for a place at Bishop Chavasse Primary School, all applicants must complete the application form for admissions 2021. This can be done in paper form or online.
Parents may name three schools in order of preference on the online application form which is then returned to KCC.
As a Church of England School, when we are oversubscribed, we will allocate up to 25% of our places (15 places annually) to children from families with a commitment to the Christian faith, after admitting children in public care. At least 75% (up to 45 places) will be open enrollment, available to those in the local community of all faiths and none.
Should you choose Category 2 (children from families with a commitment to the Christian Faith) you will need to complete the Category 2 Supplementary Form in addition to KCC’s Application Form. This is available from the School and should be returned to the school office.
In the event that there are more than 60 first preference applications for places in Reception, the applications will be ranked according to the over subscription criteria set out below, using the information given in the Supplementary Form.
For more information, including deadlines for applications, please visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places
Please ensure that you return your application and appropriate forms by the date given by KCC as all applications received after this date are considered late and ranked below other applications.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate our school office on 01732 676 040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like us to help you complete your admissions form, we would be delighted to support you with this.
If you have not been offered a place at Bishop Chavasse CofE Primary School, the law entitles you to appeal against the decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and Local Authority. Appeals are now being held remotely via video link. The school will make suitable arrangements for any appellants without access to the necessary technology.
If you wish to appeal, please notify the Tenax Schools Trust (which is the Admissions Authority for the school) via email@example.com and further details will be provided.