Welcome to the website of St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Ashford!
St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School is sited in beautiful grounds about 10 minutes' walk from Ashford town centre and close to motorway junction 9 on the M20. The present buildings date back to 1984 but the school goes back to 1899 and has occupied various sites around the town in that time.
We have about 215 pupils, aged from 5 to 11. They are in 7 classes of between 29 and 32 pupils per class. There is one class per year group.
We take pride in the fact that this is a happy and industrious school with a real sense of team spirit. As a Catholic school, we embrace our partnership with St.Teresa’s Church and the wider Catholic community. In addition to baptised Catholic children, we also cater for Christians of other denominations and children of other faiths or of no faith, space permitting.
We hope our school is a friendly place where people feel welcomed and cared for. A number of our parents were pupils here in the past and new children and parents from outside the area often comment on how quickly they feel part of the school community.
The education of a child is far too important to be left to a school alone. Parents have a very important part to play too. This website gives information about what you can expect of the school and also shows how you can play a part, in the way of partnership, help and support. We want everyone involved in the school to feel part of our school community. Together we will enable students to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We have been consistently judged good in all OFSTEd inspections, including in the most recent one in Oct 2013. The inspectors said some very pleasant things about our school and where they made recommendations we are busy implementing them.
We have a very active Parents'-Teachers' Association. They put on various events throughout the year raising money to provide valuable resources for the school. But the raising of money is not as important as the building of community links. We have a strong governing body which works hard to ensure we keep up to date with the latest requirements, while still keeping children at the heart of our vision.
We hope you will be able to find all the information you need and that you will gain a sense of the wonderful children, parents, staff and governors we are lucky enough to have in our community.